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  • Jazz and the art of anticipation 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (Springer, 2015-06-17)
    This article explores the limitations of current methods for implementing real-time adaptive music soundtracks in computer games. Outlining the existing technical solutions, including event-driven music cues, horizontal ...
  • Learning the rules of Chinese whispers 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Thomson, Sandy; Natanson, Jan (Poorboy Theatre Company, 2004-07)
    The past has always been as real to Agnes as her daily routine but as she develops dementia her family must look itself in the eye as they accept the new roles it brings them with varying degrees of success and good grace. ...
  • Common Threids 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Thomson, Sandy; Natanson, Jan (Poorboy Theatre Company, 2004-09)
    Kirrie 400's community play “Common Threids” celebrates the 400th anniversary of Kirriemuir's historical Townhouse building. The Townhouse building is now home to the Gateway to the Glen's Museum, and has become an important ...
  • Bridgebuilders 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Thomson, Sandy; Stewart, Anna (Poorboy Theatre Company, 2005-06)
    Those who live by the sea know that you must always treat it with respect. Isn’t everyone afraid of the dark? Of the deep? Of the unknown? Bridgebuilders explores the relationships with the sea; the men who work on it and ...
  • Burnishing the lamp of memory: documentation and preservation in the digital age 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Payne, William (Abertay University, 2005-11-10)
    This International Colloquium on digital heritage and preservation will explore the application of digital technologies to the fields of preservation, archiving and curatorship. It is accompanied by an exhibition of ...
  • Fiddler Tam: the life of Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kelli 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Moffat, Maggie; Natanson, Jan (Pittenweem Arts Festival, 2008-08)
    Fiddler Tam is a musical costume pageant that explores the life and music of Thomas Erskine, the 6th Earl of Kellie. Directed by, and featuring the elaborate costumes of designer Maggie Moffat, Fiddler Tam plays out in his ...
  • Renaissance 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Adamson, Graeme; Dallas, Linda; Matheson-Dear, Jonathan; Rose, Lisa (Cantiones Sacrae, 2009-03)
    Cantiones Sacrae is a vocal ensemble that specialises in polyphonic choral music of the Renaissance period, although the group also sings music composed in later centuries and compositions by contemporary composers. This ...
  • Contemporising the Celtic tradition through musical fusion 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (University of Nottingham, 2003-06)
    This paper discusses the processes that underpin musical fusion as applied to traditional celtic music to explore how traditional ethnic and folk styles can be kept vibrant and alive.
  • Sampling the past: new models for accessing music heritage 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (University of York, 2008-03-17)
    This paper explores public engagement with music collections using tactile interfacing. Historically, music collections have shied away from allowing the public to experience directly the sound and playing characteristics ...
  • Burnishing the lamp of memory: documentation and preservation in the digital age 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B.; Payne, William (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
    Every human action gains in honour, in grace, in all true magnificence, by its regard to things that are to come.…when we build let us think that we build forever.…for, indeed, the greatest glory of a building is not its ...
  • Striking a chord: digitisation in music heritage 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (2011-06-07)
    Musical instruments have long proved a source of fascination for adults and children alike. Who amongst us hasn’t felt the urge to reach out and tap a drum or rattle off a quick rendition of ‘chopsticks’ when confronted ...
  • The magnetic structure of surges in small-scale emerging flux regions 

    MacTaggart, David; Guglielmino, S. L.; Haynes, A. L.; Simitev, R.; Zuccarello, F. (EDP Sciences, 2015-03-13)
    Aims. We investigate the relationship between surges and magnetic reconnection during the emergence of small-scale active regions. In particular, to examine how the large-scale geometry of the magnetic field, shaped by ...
  • Sampling the past: a tactile approach to interactive musical instrument exhibits in the heritage sector 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (Future Technology Press, 2013)
    In the last decade, the heritage sector has had to adapt to a shifting cultural landscape of public expectations and attitudes towards ownership and intellectual property. One way it has done this is to focus on each ...
  • Slessor and Calabar Collection 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (McManus Art Gallery and Musem, Dundee City Council, Dundee, 2011)
    The McManus, Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum, hosts an exhibit dedicated to Mary Slessor, a missionary from Dundee who lived and worked amongst the Okoyong and Efik people in Africa. While there, she became fluent in the ...
  • Beyond embodiment and social presence: preferences for virtual assistant gender and clothing style 

    Payne, Jeunese A.; Szymkowiak, Andrea; Johnson, Graham; Robertson, Paul; Henderson, Rosemary (2012)
    While introducing a human-like embodied character can enhance social presence in computing technology, it can often be poorly received because user preferences for particular appearance-based attributes are not taken into ...
  • The Gaists o Windyghoul 

    McIntosh, Mary; Natanson, Jan; Robb, Lydia; Watt, Frances; McAlpine, Kenneth B. (Kirriemuir KIST Group, 2010-06)
    Kirriemuir is an area rich with scenery, history, and myth and legend. This play brings together those elements to bring to life local folklore and music set against the naturally-dramatic backdrop of Caddam Woods. Original ...
  • Sampling the past: a tactile approach to interactive musical instrument exhibits in the heritage sector 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (2014)
    In the last decade, the heritage sector has had to adapt to a shifting cultural landscape of public expectations and attitudes towards ownership and intellectual property. One way it has done this is to focus on each ...
  • KIDI: Keyboard Instrument Digital Interface 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (Fenton House, The National Trust, 2009)
    KIDI represents the interactive display of the Benton Fletcher Collection, a historic collection of harpsichord instruments from the late 16th to the 19th Centuries. Part of a permanent exhibition at Fenton House, the home ...
  • BitBox! 

    McAlpine, Kenneth B. (2014-08)
    BitBox! is an installation that takes game music from the screen and brings it into the room. Using ultrasonic sensors, the system tracks your position in 3D space and uses your location in real time to create evolving ...

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