Nathaniel Bobbitt

Interdisciplinary Researcherat Independent Contractor
United States
Focus area: Body, Self, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Neuroaesthetics, Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification, Dance, Choreography, Design, Fabrication, Maker Art, Math, Math Theory, Robotics, Electronics, UX, UI Design, Wearables,Connected self

The best makers build their own tools. This claim follows collaboration with expert performers, clinical and disabilities studies, art education research, and acquisition of new skills. I have had the opportunity to work in residencies using advanced tools: real-time systems (1990s), guest editor on biology of cognition and computation, and a nanoscience lab building the "body on the chip." The dual role as a performer (flute) and clinician, in that order, enables me view performance and art-technology in terms art-science.

My recent explorations focus on “tools orienting to the biology one brings.” Current projects include neuroscience and performance: (1) etiquette of the hand (topology and hand deformation in string pedagogy); (2) score reading notation system to predict deformation of the violinist’s left hand; and (3) shared physiology in dyads facilitate mobile wearable devices according to mirroring: —> (2nd person). A direct biological interface anticipated by these projects revisits where computation occurs beyond HCI.