Oliver Bown

Associate Professor

Keywords and research areas: Computational Creativity, Generative Music & Art, Musical Metacreation, Interactive Media Art & Design.

I am a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. I come from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. I am interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. My current active research areas include media multiplicites, musical metacreation, the theories and methodologies of computational creativity, new interfaces for musical expression, and multi-agent models of social creativity.

Following a bachelors in mathematics and social anthropology at the University of Cambridge and a masters in evolutionary and adaptive systems at the University of Sussex, I undertook a PhD looking at simulation models of the evolution of human musical behaviour at the Intelligent Sound and Music Systems group, Goldsmiths College, London, under the supervision of Professor Geraint Wiggins. In 2008 I moved to Melbourne, Australia, to work as postdoctoral research assistant with Jon McCormack at Monash University, working on an ARC Discovery Project that looked at ecosystemic approaches to digital creativity. In 2011 I took a lectureship at the Design Lab at the University of Sydney, where I was also postdoctoral fellow from 2012. In 2015 I joined UNSW Art & Design as Senior Lecturer.

During this time I have played in a number of improvied music ensembles, most notably my electronic music duo Icarus (with Sam Britton), the Not Applicable Artists Collective (with Sam Britton, Tom Arthurs, Lothar Olhmeier, Maurizio Ravalico, Britt Hatzius, Martin Hampton, Rudi Fischerlehner and Oliver Dukert), and Tangents (with Peter Hollo, Adrian Lim-Klumpes, Shoeb Ahmad and Evan Dorrian). I am also a collaborating member of the digital interactive art group Squidsoup, and have collaborated with many artsits, musicians and designers on digital interactive artworks.

I am a founding member of the Musical Metacreation Research Network, a member of the steering committee for the International Conference on Computational Creativity, and have been a creative advisor to the University of Sydney Vivid Festival.

I have performed, composed and created interactive works in a number of countries, contexts and collaborations, such as...

Sonic Acts Festival Amsterdam, Vivid Sydney, AudioVisiva Milan, Bimhuis Amsterdam, Scala London, Oslo Lux, Kinetica Art Fair, Powerhouse Sydney, ISEA, Four Tet (remix), Murcof (remix), The Leaf Label, Output Recordings, Cafe Oto, Adem Ilhan (duo), Futuresonic, Dysfunktional Beats, The NOW Now, Eclectic Method feat. Chuck D (remix), ABC New Music Up Late, ABC Sound Quality, Codame Festival San Francisco, ABC Catalyst, Science Museum London, FBi Ears Have Ears, Weirdcore, Shepherds Bush Empire London, The Monastery of Sound, JazzHouse Copenhagen, Norburg Festival Sweden, Rump Recordings, Jazzjuice Festival Aarhus, ISEA, HellosQuare, Sage Gateshead, North Sea Jazz Festival, King's Place London, Brussels Planetarium, The Wire Magazine, BBC Mixing It, BBC Late Junction, Shunt London, Cube Cinema Bristol, Temporary Residence, Siouxie Sioux (remix), Sonic Arts Network Expo, Ars Electronica, Transmediale Festival, Cave12 Geneva, Caribou (remix), Aphex Twin (software development), Lux Cinema London, PRS Foundation for New Music, STEIM Amsterdam, Sage Gateshead, xCoAx, Dispatch Festival Belgrade, Seymour Centre, Australia Council, British Council.

Conference Papers
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Pelikan H; Robinson FA; Keevallik L; Velonaki M; Broth M; Bown O, 2021, 'Sound in human-robot interaction', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 706 - 708, presented at HRI '21: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3434074.3444871
2021
Robinson FA; Velonaki M; Bown O, 2021, 'Smooth operator: Tuning robot perception through artificial movement sound', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 53 - 62, presented at HRI '21: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3434073.3444658
2021
Bown O; Fraietta A; Ferguson S; Tillman D, 2020, 'Rapid Composition for a Multi-Device Networked Music Platform', in Spagnol S (ed.), Proceedings of the 17th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Torino, June 24th – 26th 2020, Torino, Italy, pp. 399 - 406, presented at Sound and Music Computing Conference, Torino, Italy, 24 June 2020 - 26 June 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3903573
2020
Bown O; Fraietta A; Ferguson S; Loke L, 2020, 'Creative coding and interaction design for media multiplicities: Challenges, paradigms and frameworks', in TEI 2020 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, pp. 877 - 880, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3374920.3374966
2020
Marynowsky W; Ferguson S; Fraietta A; Bown O, 2020, ''The ghosts of roller disco', a choreographed, interactive performance for robotic roller skates', in TEI 2020 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, ACM, pp. 631 - 637, presented at TEI '20: Fourteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3374920.3375284
2020
Robinson FA; Bown O; Velonaki M, 2020, 'Implicit communication through distributed sound design: Exploring a new modality in human-robot interaction', in ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, ACM, pp. 597 - 599, presented at HRI '20: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3371382.3377431
2020
Fraietta A; Bown O; Ferguson S, 2020, 'Transparent Communication Within Multiplicities', in Bown O; Ferguson S (ed.), Trento, Italy, pp. 61 - 72, presented at 1st International Workshop on the Internet of Sounds, Trento, Italy, 07 September 2020 - 08 September 2020
2020
Ianigro S; Bown O, 2019, 'Exploring transfer functions in evolved CTRNNs for music generation', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Leipzig, pp. 234 - 248, presented at EvoMUSART 2019: Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design, Leipzig, 24 April 2019 - 26 April 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16667-0_16
2019
Fraietta A; Bown O, 2019, 'Creating a Sonified Spacecraft Game Using HappyBrackets and Stellarium', in Proceedings of the 17th Linux Audio Conference (LAC-19), CCRMA, Stanford University, California, US, CCRMA, Stanford University, USA, pp. 1 - 7, presented at 17th Linux Audio Conference (LAC-19), CCRMA, Stanford University, USA, 23 March 2019 - 26 March 2019, https://lac.linuxaudio.org/2019/doc/proceedings.pdf
2019
Bown O; Fraietta A; Ferguson S; Loke L; Bray L, 2019, 'Facilitating Creative Exploratory Search with Multiple Networked Audio Devices Using HappyBrackets', in Queiroz M; Sedó AX (ed.), Proceedings of the international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression,, UFGRS, Port Alegre, Brazil, pp. 286 - 291, presented at International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2019), Port Alegre, Brazil, 03 June 2019 - 06 June 2019, http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2019/nime2019_055.pdf
2019
Loke L; Bown O; Ferguson S; Bray L; Fraietta A; Packham K, 2018, 'Your move sounds so predictable!', in CHI PLAY 2018 - Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play Companion Extended Abstracts, pp. 121 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3270316.3270591
2018
Ianigro S; Bown O, 2018, 'Exploring continuous time recurrent neural networks through novelty search', in Dahl L; Bowman D; Martin T (eds.), Proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia, June 2-6, 2018, Virginia Tech, Virginia USA, pp. 108 - 113, presented at New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Virginia USA, 02 June 2018 - 06 June 2018, http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2018/nime2018_paper0025.pdf
2018
Ferguson S; Rowe A; Bown O; Birtles L; Bennewith C, 2017, 'Networked pixels: Strategies for building visual and auditory images with distributed independent devices', in C and C 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Singapore, pp. 299 - 308, presented at 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Singapore, 27 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059454.3059480
2017
Ferguson S; Rowe A; Bown O; Birtles L; Bennewith C, 2017, 'Sound Design for a System of 1000 Distributed Independent Audio-Visual Devices', in Sound Design for a System of 1000 Distributed Independent Audio-Visual Devices, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Copenhagen, presented at New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Copenhagen, 15 May 2017 - 19 May 2017, http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2017/nime2017_paper0046.pdf
2017
Ferguson S; Bown O, 2017, 'Creative coding for the raspberry pi using the happybrackets platform', in C and C 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Singapore, pp. 551 - 553, presented at C&C '17 Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, Singapore, 27 June 2017 - 30 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3059454.3059482
2017
Gillespie SR; Bown O, 2017, 'Solving adaptive game music transitions from a composer centred perspective', in Pasquier P; Bown O; Eigenfeldt A (eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2017), Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA., presented at Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA., 19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, http://musicalmetacreation.org/buddydrive/file/gillespie/
2017
Bray L; Bown O; Carey B, 2017, 'How Can We Deal With The Design Principle Of Visibility In Highly Encapsulated Computationally Creative Systems?', in Goel A; Jordanous A; Pease A (eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, pp. 65 - 71, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Atlanta, Georgia, 19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2017/ICCC_17_accepted_submissions/ICCC-17_paper_68.pdf
2017
Eigenfeldt A; Bown O; Brown A; Gifford T, 2017, 'Distributed musical decision-making in an ensemble of musebots: Dramatic changes and endings', in Distributed musical decision-making in an ensemble of musebots: Dramatic changes and endings, International Conference on Computational Creativity, Atlanta, Georgia, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Atlanta, Georgia, 19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, http://computationalcreativity.net/iccc2017/ICCC_17_accepted_submissions/ICCC-17_paper_5.pdf
2017
Ianigro S; Bown O, 2016, 'Plecto: A low-level Interactive Genetic Algorithm for the Evolution of Audio', in Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 63-78., Porto, pp. 63 - 78, presented at Evolutionary and Biologically Inspired Music, Sound, Art and Design, Porto, 17 March 2016 - 17 March 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31008-4_5
2016
Rowe A; Bushell G; Birtles L; Bennewith C; Bown O, 2016, 'Submergence 2013', in ACM SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH 2016, pp. 356 - 357, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2897843.2915190
2016
Ianigro S; Bown O, 2016, 'Investigating the musical affordances of continuous time recurrent neural networks', in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016, pp. 278 - 285
2016
Eigenfeldt A; Bown O; Brown AR; Gifford T, 2016, 'Flexible generation of musical form: Beyond mere generation', in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016, pp. 264 - 271
2016
Bray L; Bown O, 2016, 'Applying core interaction design principles to computational creativity', in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2016, pp. 93 - 97
2016
Dorabjee R; Bown O; Sarkar S; Tomitsch M, 2015, 'Back to the future: Identifying interface trends from the past, present and future in immersive applications', in OzCHI 2015: Being Human - Conference Proceedings, pp. 540 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2838739.2838833
2015
Barnes T; Bown O; Buro M; Cook M; Eigenfeldt A; Muñoz-Avila H; Ontañón S; Pasquier P; Tomuro N; Young RM; Zook A, 2015, 'Reports of the workshops held at the tenth AAAI conference on artificial intelligence and interactive digital entertainment (AIIDE)', in AI Magazine, pp. 99 - 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v36i1.2576
2015
Bray L; Bown O, 2015, 'Ludic Human-Computer Co-Creation', in Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Music Conference, UTS, Sydney, November 2015., Australasian Computer Music Conference, Sydney, presented at Australasian Computer Music Conference, Sydney, 19 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
2015
Eigenfeldt A; Bown O; Carey B, 2015, 'Collaborative Composition with Creative Systems: Reflections on the First Musebot Ensemble', in Collaborative Composition with Creative Systems: Reflections on the First Musebot Ensemble, International Conference on Computational Creativity, Park City, Utah, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Park City, Utah, 30 June 2015 - 03 July 2015
2015
Bown O, 2015, 'Attributing Creative Agency: Are we doing it right?', in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity. Park City, Utah. June 30th-July 3rd, 2015., International Conference on Computational Creativity, Park City, Utah, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Park City, Utah, 30 June 2015 - 03 July 2015
2015
Bown O, 2015, 'Player Responses to a Live Algorithm: Conceptualising computational creativity without recourse to human comparisons?', in Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity. Park City, Utah. June 30th-July 3rd, 2015., International Conference on Computational Creativity, Park City, Utah, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Park City, Utah, 30 June 2015 - 03 July 2015
2015
Bown O; Loke L; Ferguson S; Reinhardt D, 2015, 'Distributed Interactive Audio Devices: Creative strategies and audience responses to novel musical interaction scenarios', in Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. Vancouver, Canada. August 14th-18th, 2015., International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver, presented at International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver, 14 August 2015 - 18 August 2015
2015
Bown O; Carey B; Eigenfeldt A, 2015, 'Manifesto for a Musebot Ensemble: A platform for live interactive performance between multiple autonomous musical agents', in Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. Vancouver, Canada. August 14th-18th, 2015., International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver, presented at International Symposium on Electronic Art, Vancouver, 14 August 2015 - 18 August 2015
2015
Pasquier P; Eigenfeldt A; Bown O, 2014, 'Preface', in AAAI Workshop - Technical Report, pp. vii
2014
Bown O, 2014, 'Empirically Grounding the Evaluation of Creative Systems: Incorporating Interaction Design', in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, June 10th-13th, 2014., International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, 10 June 2014 - 13 June 2014
2014
Bown O, 2014, 'A Model of Runaway Evolution of Creative Domains', in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, June 10th-13th, 2014., International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, presented at International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, 10 June 2014 - 13 June 2014
2014
Bown O; Saunders R, 2014, 'A Survey of Programmers’ Practices for Handling Complexity in Creative Coding', in Proceedings of the xCoAx Conference, Porto, June 26th-27th, 2014., xCoAx Conference, Porto, presented at xCoAx Conference, Porto, 26 June 2014 - 27 June 2014
2014
Hespanhol L; Tomitsch M; Bown O; Young MM, 2014, 'Using Embodied Audio-Visual Interaction to Promote Social Encounters Around Large Media Façades', in Wakkary R (ed.), Proceedings of the 2014 Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2014, Association for Computing Machinery, Vancouver, BC, pp. 945 - 954, presented at DIS (Designing Interactive Systems) 2014, Vancouver, BC, 21 June 2014 - 25 June 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2598510.2598568
2014
Bown O; Bell R; Parkinson A, 2014, 'Examining the Perception of Liveness and Activity in Laptop Music: Listeners’ inference about what the performer is doing from the audio alone', in Proceedings of the NIME 2014 Conference, Goldsmiths, London, June 30th-July 3rd, 2014., New Interfaces for Musical Expression, London, presented at New Interfaces for Musical Expression, London, 30 June 2014 - 03 July 2014
2014
Bown O, 2014, 'Empirically grounding the evaluation of creative systems: Incorporating interaction design', in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2014
2014
Bown O, 2014, 'A model of runaway evolution of creative domains', in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC 2014
2014
Bray L; Bown O, 2014, 'Digital Composition Systems: User experience study', in Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Computer Music Conference, Melbourne, July 9th-11th, 2014., Australasian Computer Music Conference, Melbourne, presented at Australasian Computer Music Conference, Melbourne, 09 July 2014 - 11 July 2014
2014
Bown O; Eigenfeldt A; Martin A; Carey B; Pasquier P, 2013, 'The Musical Metacreation Weekend: Challenges arising from the live presentation of musically metacreative systems', in Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE'13) workshops, Boston, MA, October 14-15th, 2013., Boston, MA, pp. 27 - 34, presented at Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE), Boston, MA, 13 October 2013 - 14 October 2013
2013
Bown O; Britton S, 2013, 'Methods for the Flexible Parameterisation of Musical Material in Ableton Live', in Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE'13) workshops, Boston, MA, October 14-15th, 2013., Boston, MA, pp. 24 - 26, presented at Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE), Boston, MA, 13 October 2013 - 14 October 2013
2013
Eigenfeldt A; Bown O; Pasquier P; Martin A, 2013, 'Reflections on the First Musical Metacreation Weekend', in Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE'13) workshops, Boston, MA, October 14-15th, 2013., Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE), Boston, MA, presented at Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE), Boston, MA, 14 October 2013 - 14 October 2013
2013
Hespanhol L; Bown O; Cao J; Tomitsch M, 2013, 'Evaluating the effectiveness of audio-visual cues in immersive user interfaces', in Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013, pp. 569 - 572, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2541016.2541094
2013
Eigenfeldt A; Bown O; Pasquier P; Martin A, 2013, 'Towards a taxonomy of musical metacreation: Reflections on the first musical metacreation weekend', in AAAI Workshop - Technical Report, pp. 40 - 47
2013
Mark MC; Bown O, 2013, 'Towards a creativity support tool in processing: Understanding the needs of creative coders', in Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration, OzCHI 2013, pp. 143 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2541016.2541096
2013
Bown O; Young MM; Johnson S, 2013, 'A Java-based Remote Live Coding System for Controlling Multiple Raspberry PI Units', in Hope C; Vickery L (ed.), ICMC 2013 Proceedings, [International Computer Music Association], [2013], [San Francisco], pp. 31 - 38, presented at International Computer Music Conference, Perth, Australia, 07 August 2013 - 17 August 2013, https://www.dropbox.com/s/qf3vd4crhgrcrjw/1216_TNM_ICMC_Proceedings_screen.pdf
2013
Bown O; Saunders R, 2013, 'Multi-feature visualisations of phenotypic behaviour for creative interactive evolution', in GECCO 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, pp. 49 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2464576.2464602
2013
Pasquier P; Eigenfeldt A; Bown O, 2012, 'AAAI Workshop - Technical Report: Preface', in AAAI Workshop - Technical Report
2012
Bown O; Martin A, 2012, 'Autonomy in music-generating systems', in AAAI Workshop - Technical Report, pp. 8 - 13
2012
Martin A; Jin CT; Carey B; Bown O, 2012, 'Creative experiments using a system for learning high-level performance structure in Ableton live', in Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2012
2012
Bown O; Jones D; Britton S, 2012, 'Surface as structure: The multi-touch controller as map of musical state space', in Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2012
2012
Bown O; McCormack J, 2011, 'Creative agency: A clearer goal for artificial life in the arts', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 254 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21314-4_32
2011
Bown O; McCormack J; Kowaliw T, 2011, 'Ecosystemic methods for creative domains: Niche construction and boundary formation', in IEEE SSCI 2011 - Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - IEEE ALIFE 2011: 2011 IEEE Symposium on Artificial Life, pp. 132 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ALIFE.2011.5954651
2011
Martin A; Jin CT; Bown O, 2011, 'A toolkit for designing interactive musical agents', in Proceedings of the 23rd Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2011, pp. 194 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2071536.2071567
2011
Young M; Bown O, 2010, 'Clap-along: A negotiation strategy for creative musical interaction with computational systems', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Creativity, ICCC-10, pp. 215 - 222
2010
Bown O, 2009, 'Ecosystem models for real-time generative music: A methodology and framework', in Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2009, pp. 537 - 540
2009
Bown O, 2009, 'A framework for ecosystem-based generative music', in Proceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2009, pp. 195 - 200
2009
McCormack J; Bown O, 2009, 'Life's what you make: Niche construction and evolutionary art', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 528 - 537, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01129-0_59
2009
Bown O; Wiggins GA, 2007, 'On the meaning of life (in artificial life approaches to music)', in Proceedings of the 4th International Joint Workshop on Computational Creativity, pp. 65 - 71
2007
Bown O; Lexer S, 2006, 'Continuous-time recurrent neural networks for generative and interactive musical performance', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 652 - 663, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11732242_62
2006
Journal articles
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Fraietta A; Bown O; Ferguson S; Gillespie S; Bray L, 2020, 'Rapid composition for networked devices: Happybrackets', Computer Music Journal, vol. 43, pp. 89 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/COMJ_a_00520
2020
Bown O, 2018, 'Performer interaction and expectation with live algorithms: experiences with Zamyatin', Digital Creativity, vol. 29, pp. 37 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2018.1432663
2018
Bown O; Ferguson S, 2018, 'Creative media + the internet of things = media multiplicities', Leonardo, vol. 51, pp. 53 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_01549
2018
Bown O; Ferguson S, 2018, 'Understanding media multiplicities', Entertainment Computing, vol. 25, pp. 62 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.entcom.2017.11.001
2018
Martin A; Jin CT; Bown O, 2018, 'Design and Evaluation of Agents that Sequence and Juxtapose Short Musical Patterns in Real Time', Computer Music Journal, vol. 41, pp. 45 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/comj_a_00439
2018
Pasquier P; Eigenfeldt A; Bown O; Dubnov S, 2016, 'An introduction to musical metacreation', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2930672
2016
Bown O; Eigenfeldt A; Pasquier P; Dubnov S, 2016, 'Special issue on Musical Metacreation, part II', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3029374
2016
Bown O; Eigenfeldt A; Pasquier P; Dubnov S, 2016, 'Special issue on musical metacreation, part I', Computers in Entertainment, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3024062
2016
Brucker-Cohen J; Bech T; Rowe A; Bushell G; Birtles L; Bennewith C; Bown O; Sun D; Su P; Roy N; Jan V; Morozov D; Digumarti T; Alonso-Mora J; Siegwart R; Beardsley P; Jacobsen M; Chanel DA; Constant R; Grosser B, 2016, 'Data materialities art gallery curator', Leonardo, vol. 49, pp. 352 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_01289
2016
Saunders R; Bown O, 2015, 'Computational Social Creativity', Artificial Life, vol. 21, pp. 366 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00177
2015
Saunders R; Bown O, 2015, 'Computational Social Creativity', Artificial Life, vol. 21, pp. 366 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/ARTL_a_00177
2015
Bown O; Britton S, 2014, 'An Album in 1,000 Variations: Notes on the Composition and Distribution of a Parametric Musical Work', Leonardo, vol. 47, pp. 437 - 441, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_00866
2014
McCormack J; Bown O; Dorin A; McCabe J; Monro G; Whitelaw M, 2014, 'Ten Questions Concerning Generative Computer Art', Leonardo, vol. 47, pp. 135 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/LEON_a_00533
2014
Bown O, 2011, 'Experiments in modular design for the creative composition of live algorithms', Computer Music Journal, vol. 35, pp. 73 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/COMJ_a_00070
2011
Bown O; Mccormack J, 2010, 'Taming nature: Tapping the creative potential of ecosystem models in the arts', Digital Creativity, vol. 21, pp. 215 - 231, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14626268.2011.550029
2010
Bown O; Eldridge A; McCormack J, 2009, 'Understanding interaction in contemporary digital music: From instruments to behavioural objects', Organised Sound, vol. 14, pp. 188 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1355771809000296
2009
Bown O; Wiggins G, 2009, 'From maladaptation to competition to cooperation in the evolution of musical behaviour', Musicae Scientiae, vol. 13, pp. 387 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1029864909013002171
2009
Music Compositions
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Shave J; Hill C; Wright B; Uitdengebord S; Pegram C; Bown O, 2020, Beautiful the World, publication category: Music Compositions, https://www.vprobroadcast.com/titles/ai-songcontest/articles/australia-wins-ai-song-contest.html
2020
Bown O; Antony R; Liam B; Garth P, 2019, Murmuration, publication category: Music Compositions, https://smoca.org/exhibition/murmuration/
2019
Rowe A; Bown O; Klein E, 2018, Wave, publication category: Music Compositions, http://www.oceanoflight.net/blog/portfolio/wave/
2018
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Bown O; Ferguson S; Dias Pereira dos Santos A; Mikolajczyk K; Davies A, 2020, The Mind at Work, The Mind at Work at The Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Performance Space, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Performance Space, 09 November 2020 - 31 December 2021, at: https://www.casulapowerhouse.com/visit/casula-powerhouse-exhibitions/2020-exhibitions/the-mind-at-work
2020
Bown O; Fraietta A; Lim-Klumpes A; Hollo P; Dorrian E; Ahmad S, 2019, Spiral, Spiral and the Mechanical Music Factory, Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, 28 February 2019 - 01 January 2020, medium: Mechanical musical instruments, custom audio devices, augmented reality, at: https://sydneydesign.com.au/2019/event/spiral/
2019
Rowe A; Bown O, 2017, Flow, Flow, Part of Enchanted Forest, Pitlochry, Scotland, 29 September 2017 - 30 October 2017
2017
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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McGuighan M; Ledwidge M; Bown O, 2019, Tangents - Lake George (video), The music was released by the Temporary Residence Label, Brooklyn US, who also hosted the video., HD video, Published: 22 January 2019, Duration: 00:07:56, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WyIZ8N0Hrc
2019
Hespanhol L; Bown O; Kuzmanovska I; Couper R, 2016, Silent Island, Vivid Festival, Sydney, Hickson Road Reserve, Sydney, Published: 27 May 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2016
Bown O; Ferguson S, 2016, The 90s Transit Van Drive-By Symphony, New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2016, Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane, Multiple Raspberry Pi computers and recycled boom boxes., Published: 11 July 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://nime2016.org/
2016
Rowe A; Birtles L; Bown O; Bennewith C, 2016, Squidsoup Submergence II, SIGGRAPH, Anaheim Convention Centre, LA, Published: 23 July 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://s2016.siggraph.org/content/art-gallery
2016
Rowe A; Bown O; Ferguson S; Bennewith C; Birtles L, 2016, Squidsoup Bloom, Christmas at Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, London, 1000 arduinos, LEDs, GPS, piezo speakers, computer., Published: 14 December 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, http://www.kew.org/about-our-organisation/press-media/press-releases/christmas-at-kew-2
2016
Bown O; Ferguson S; Narai J; Murchison J; Kuzmanovska I; Couper R, 2015, Phase Frames, Vivid Sydney, Martin Place, Published: 22 May 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Bown O; Ferguson S, 2015, Distributed Interactive Audio Devices, Musify+Gamify, Vivid Festival, Sydney, Seymour Centre, Vivid Festival, Sydney, Published: 22 May 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Rowe A; Birtles L; Bown O; Bennewith C, 2015, Squidsoup Tectonic, Private commission for Lava Lab, Lava Design, Amsterdam, Lava Lab, Amsterdam, Published: 01 December 2015, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2015
Curatorial Outputs
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Flanagan P; Miller B; Bown O, 2019, MOVE Symposium, exhibited at: UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, 09 March 2019 - 09 March 2019
2019
Bown O; Lawler-Dormer D; Mcdonald D, 2019, The Mechanical Music Factory, exhibited at: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 02 February 2019 - 01 January 2020, https://maas.museum/event/spiral-and-the-mechanical-music-factory/
2019
Eigenfeldt A; Bown OLIVER, 2017, Musical Metacreation Concert, exhibited at: Atlanta, Georgia, 26 June 2017 - 26 June 2017, Musical Metacreation Concert
2017
Bown O; Loke L, 2015, Musify+Gamify, exhibited at: Vivid Festival, Seymour Centre, Sydney, 22 May 2015 - 08 June 2015, Musify+Gamify
2015
Software / Code
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Fraietta A; Bown O, 2019, HappyBrackets V4.5, Open source platform for coding audio and media programs on remote devices, Published: 01 October 2019, Software / Code, https://github.com/orsjb/HappyBrackets
2019
Bown O; Fraietta A; Ferguson S; Gillespie S, 2018, HappyBrackets V2, Open source platform for coding audio and media programs on remote devices, Published: 13 February 2018, Software / Code
2018
Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
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Bown O; Lim-Klumpes A; Hollo P; Dorrian E; Ahmad S, 2018, 2018 dates: WED 28 MAR Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC; SUN 1 APR Leadbelly, Newtown, NSW; SAT 14 – SUN 15 JULY Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW; THURS 19 JULY The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC; FRI 20 JULY The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC; SAT 21 JULY Hotel Metro, Adelaide, SA; SUN 22 JULY The Rosemount, Perth, WA; WED 25 JULY Doo Bop Jazz Bar, Brisbane, QLD; SAT 28 JULY Venue 505, Sydney, NSW; FRI 3 AUG The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT; SAT 4 AUG Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW; SAT 1 SEPT The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW, Publication: Tangents - New Bodies album live improvised performances, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://aaabackstage.com/tangents-new-bodies-tour/
2018
Bown O; Loke L; Fraietta A; Bray L; Ferguson S; Packham K, 2018, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Virginia, Publication: So Predictable!?, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wZrVDUnoVE
2018
Bown O; Redgate C, 2017, Tempo Reale, Florence, Publication: Performance with Zamyatin (by proxy) at Tempo Reale, Florence, Italy, with Chris Redgate., Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), http://www.temporeale.it/programma-2017/christopher-redgate-craig-vear-oboe.html, http://www.temporeale.it/programma-2017/christopher-redgate-craig-vear-oboe.html
2017
Bown O; Hayward C, 2017, Publication: Performance with Zamyatin (software) and Charles Hayward (drummer), special studio session for BBC Radio 3 Late Junction., Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09m4ty7
2017
Bown O; Lim-Klumpes A; Ahmad S; Hollo P; Dorian E, 2017, Stateless album live improvised performances 2016-2017, Rhythmic Seed Festival, Byron Bay; Music By the Sea Festival, Brisbane; The Golden Age Cinema, Sydney; The Factory Theatre, Sydney; Womadelaide, Adelade; City Recital Hall, Sydney; Waywards; Sydney., Stateless album live improvised performances 2016-2017, Publication: Tangents - Stateless album live improvised performances 2016-2017, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance), https://archive.womadelaide.com.au/2017/program.html, https://archive.womadelaide.com.au/2017/program.html
2017
Bown O; Nichols J; Van Gelder P; Priest G; Altman L; Smith T; Whillas A, 2015, Musify+Gamify, Vivid Festival, Sydney, Seymour Centre, Vivid Festival, Sydney, Musify+Gamify, Vivid Festival, Sydney, Publication: Infosthetic Orchestra, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
2015
Book Chapters
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Eldridge A; Bown O, 2018, 'Biologically Inspired and Agent-Based Algorithms for Music', in Dean RT; McLean A (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Algorithmic Music, Oxford University Press, pp. 209 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190226992.013.18
2018
Bown O; Brown A, 2018, 'Interaction Design for Metacreative Systems', in New Directions in Third Wave Human-Computer Interaction: Volume 1 - Technologies, Springer, pp. 67 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73356-2_5
2018
Bown O; Gough P; Tomitsch M, 2017, 'Learning design through facilitating collaborative design: Incorporating service learning into a first year undergraduate design degree course', in Collaboration and Student Engagement in Design Education, pp. 209 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0726-0.ch010
2017
Bown O; Gemeinboeck P; Saunders R, 2014, 'The machine as autonomous performer', in Candy L; Ferguson S (ed.), Interactive Experience in the Digital Age, edn. Springer Series on Cultural Computing, Springer, pp. 75 - 90, http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/book/978-3-319-04509-2
2014
Bown O, 2012, 'Generative and Adaptive Creativity', in Computers and Creativity, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 361 - 381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31727-9
2012
Bown O, 2012, 'Generative and adaptive creativity: A unified approach to creativity in nature, humans and machines', in Computers and Creativity, pp. 361 - 381, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31727-9_14
2012
Blackwell T; Young M; Bown O, 2012, 'Live Algorithms: towards autonomous computer improvisers', in Computers and Creativity, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 147 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31727-9
2012
Blackwell T; Bown O; Young M, 2012, 'Live algorithms: Towards autonomous computer improvisers', in Computers and Creativity, pp. 147 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31727-9_6
2012
Conference Posters
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Gillespie S; Bown O, 2017, 'Directing Geometrical Musical Representations with Curve-Based Metaparameters', Adelaide, presented at Australasian Computer Music Conference, Adelaide, 28 September 2017 - 01 October 2017
2017
Creative Written Works
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Barrass S; Golding D; Rose J; Bown O; Loke L; Hope C, 2015, Musify+Gamify: Contemporary Perspectives on Gamified Music and Musified Games, Musify+Gamify: Contemporary Perspectives on Gamified Music and Musified Games, Bown O; Loke L, (ed.), http://ebook-finder.com/ebook.php?id=4GDpsgEACAAJ
2015
Edited Books
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Loke L, (ed.), 2015, Musify+Gamify Exhibition Catalogue
2015

Creative applications of artificial intelligence

Creative applications of technology

Computational creativity

Interactive media

Electronic music

Creative coding

Creative applications of "internet of things" technologies

Theories of the evolution of human musical behaviour

Generative music and art

Music technology