Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Media and Communication


Joanne Armitage wins a British Science Association Award

September 5th, 2017

The British Science Association (BSA) has announced the winners of its prestigious Award Lectures for 2017. Seven top UK researchers have been recognised for their cutting-edge research after a competitive selection process. They will join an illustrious group of Award Lecture recipients that includes Professor Brian Cox (winner in 2006), Maggie Aderin-Pocock (winner in 2008), and Richard Wiseman (winner in 2002).

The Daphne Oram Award Lecture for Digital Innovation was awarded to Dr Joanne Armitage. Joanne (pictured third from the right) has recently been awarded her PhD and has research interests in technology, enhanced performance and interactions. She is also a composer and improviser.

Joanne has been invited to give a lecture entitled ‘Can you feel the music?’ at the British Science Festival (5 – 9 September 2017). The lecture will investigate how haptic devices can intensify our musical experiences. By considering the ways in which the body interacts with and mediates sound, Joanne will talk about how she has developed special vibrating installations and performance systems that allow participants to enter unique listening environments. She will also perform as part of the ‘ALGOBABEZ’ during ‘Algorave’ – a rave with music made using mathematical algorithms.

The British Science Festival is one of Europe’s largest festivals, and brings together over 350 of the UK’s leading scientists. It will feature inspiring voices from scientific fields, showcasing their expertise with innovative, vibrant and lively events. It is co-hosted by the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton.

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