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From the Ted Talk by Tod Machover + Dan Ellsey: Inventing instruments that unlock new music

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But, then was the really interesting aspect of the work, following the engineering part, where, basically, we're coding over Dan's shoulder at the hospital extensively to frugie out, you know, how does Dan move? What's useful to him as an espsexrvie mioton? You know, what's his metaphor for performance? What types of things does he find important to control and convey in a piece of music? So all the parameter fitting, and really the technology was seehtrtcd at that point to fit just Dan. And, you know, I think this is a perspective shift. It's not that our technologies — they pdorvie access, they allow us to create pieces of creative work. But what about esrepiosxn? What about that moment when an artist drvieels that piece of work? You know, do our technologies allow us to express? Do they provide structure for us to do that? And, you know, that's a personal relationship to expression that is lacking in the technological sphere. So, you know, with Dan, we ndeeed a new design process, a new engineering process to sort of dvescior his mmnoevet and his path to expression that allow him to perform. And so that's what we'll do today.

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But, then was the really interesting aspect of the work, following the engineering part, where, basically, we're coding over Dan's shoulder at the hospital extensively to ______ out, you know, how does Dan move? What's useful to him as an __________ ______? You know, what's his metaphor for performance? What types of things does he find important to control and convey in a piece of music? So all the parameter fitting, and really the technology was _________ at that point to fit just Dan. And, you know, I think this is a perspective shift. It's not that our technologies — they _______ access, they allow us to create pieces of creative work. But what about __________? What about that moment when an artist ________ that piece of work? You know, do our technologies allow us to express? Do they provide structure for us to do that? And, you know, that's a personal relationship to expression that is lacking in the technological sphere. So, you know, with Dan, we ______ a new design process, a new engineering process to sort of ________ his ________ and his path to expression that allow him to perform. And so that's what we'll do today.

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Original Text

But, then was the really interesting aspect of the work, following the engineering part, where, basically, we're coding over Dan's shoulder at the hospital extensively to figure out, you know, how does Dan move? What's useful to him as an expressive motion? You know, what's his metaphor for performance? What types of things does he find important to control and convey in a piece of music? So all the parameter fitting, and really the technology was stretched at that point to fit just Dan. And, you know, I think this is a perspective shift. It's not that our technologies — they provide access, they allow us to create pieces of creative work. But what about expression? What about that moment when an artist delivers that piece of work? You know, do our technologies allow us to express? Do they provide structure for us to do that? And, you know, that's a personal relationship to expression that is lacking in the technological sphere. So, you know, with Dan, we needed a new design process, a new engineering process to sort of discover his movement and his path to expression that allow him to perform. And so that's what we'll do today.

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