After the success of last year’s Sonar Innovation Challenge, we are back with 6 new challenges whose topics range from musical creation and interaction, to gestural and affective computing as well as virtual reality.
The challenges for SIC 2017 are the following:
- The enhanced DJ assistant by the Music Technology Group
The MTG challenges participants to create a user-friendly, visually appealing and musically motivated system that DJs can use to remix music collections in exciting new ways.
- Context-aware music flow by Deezer
Deezer challenges participants to explore one of the most natural channels of human expressivity: gesture. Leverage on the Deezer Flow AI feature to influence music usages, define recommendations and to get even more intelligent at home!
- Instruments for interacting with CC audio by Audio Commons
Audio Commons challenges participants to build a musical instrument that leverages online audio collections and their audio analysis tools.
- VR experiences for in-flight entertainment by Inflight VR
Inflight VR, together with Airbus, challenge participants to come up with exciting ideas for passengers who want to spend their in-flight time immersed in virtual worlds.
- Music beyond sound by Red Bull Amaphiko
Red Bull Amaphiko challenges participants to develop technologies for translating music into visual and tactile experiences and allow people with hearing impairments to learn to play and even compose music.
- Affective tech <3 shared music experiences by Teosto Futures Lab and the Nemo project
Teosto & the NEMO project challenge participants to create a solution that measures and uses emotion-related biosignals to enhance the feeling of togetherness during shared music experiences.
The open call for SIC 2017 will be launched on March 6th. Until then, keep your eyes peeled and follow us on twitter @sicbcn!