Computing Program, University of Illinois
Professor Garnett, Associate Professor of music composition in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain School of Music,Co-director, of the Cultural Computing Program at the Siebel Center.
Professor Garnett is Associate Professor of music composition in the UIUC School of Music, and is co-director, with Roy Campbell, of the Cultural Computing Program at the Siebel Center, and has previously held research appointments at UC Berkeley, Stanford University's CCRMA, and the Yamaha Corporation. His work ranges over the field of music composition—for acoustic and/or computer instruments—interactive electronic performance, and more recently interactive art in synthetic worlds. This recent work builds from the technologies of massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), gesture tracking, music and video synthesis and processing, to create new, hybrid works of interactive performance art. The Cultural Computing Program was created in 2004 to develop cultural context as well as creative content for technological achievement. Creating and transforming culture with computers is its primary goal. CCP uses and develops computer technology to enhance, extend, and transform human creative products and processes. CCP brings together researchers and creative practitioners in the arts and sciences to collaborate on innovative, highly cross-disciplinary projects in the arts and sciences. A secondary interest is in using the techniques and processes of MMOGs to facilitate and encourage experiential learning in the sciences, arts, and other areas.