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Let the music, and Wii, expand your mind

MIT Media Lab has a regular Labcast (a 2008 Webby award winner) featuring work done by some of its researchers. The one currently posted is titled “The Psychology of the Guitar“. Rob Morris, a student at the Media Lab, has strapped a Wii to an electric guitar and is mapping the gestures made by the player of said guitar. Morris hopes to study how the player’s movements correspond to the music change, particularly pitch changes. 

Groovy, man.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.