Audiopad Audiopad is a composition and performance instrument for electronic music which tracks the positions of objects on a tabletop surface and converts their motion into music. One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table. Audiopad not only allows for spontaneous reinterpretation of musical compositions, but also creates a visual and tactile dialogue between itself, the performer, and the audience. Audiopad has a matrix of antenna elements which track the positions of electronically tagged objects on a tabletop surface. It does not use cameras or computer vision. Software translates the position information into music and graphical feedback on the tabletop.
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California Library Volunteers: Welcome California Library Volunteers (CLV) began as an electronic discussion group established to facilitate communication between and among California library volunteer programs. Over 80 folks currently participate in the group representing library staff, volunteers and board members who work with library volunteers and/or are looking to start or expand a volunteer program in their library. The project moderator is Carla Lehn, a consultant to the California State Library in the area of volunteerism, and author of the 1999 Best Practices Manual on the subject "Volunteer Involvement in California Libraries."
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