Ge Wang : 2013 Mobile and Social Workshop


Thursday, April 18, 2013
Location: Fisher Conference Center, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Mobile Music: Breaking Barriers with Sound"


The computer, in its many shapes and sizes, is evolving rapidly and pervading our everyday lives like never before. Mobile computing devices have become much more than simply "mobile", increasingly serving as personal and "natural" extensions of us. Therein lies immense potential to reshape the way we think and interact, and especially in how we engage one another creatively, expressively, and socially. This presentation explores the transformative possibilities of combining music, computing, and mobile devices to connect people around the world in a new way, through the eyes (and ears) of Stanford Professor and Smule Co-founder Ge Wang. He will take us on a journey of laptop and mobile phone orchestra, social music apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, and an emerging social dimension where the mobile computer, music, and people interact.


Ge Wang is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and researches programming languages and interactive software systems for computer music, mobile and social music, and education at the intersection of computer science and music. He is also the Co-founder and Chief Creative of Smule. Ge is the author of the ChucK audio programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). Concurrently, Ge is the Co-founder and Chief Creative of Smule, and the designer of the iPhone's Ocarina, Magic Piano, reaching more than 25 million users.