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MicroJam: An App for Sharing Tiny Touch-Screen Performances

Martin, Charles; Torresen, Jim

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1176334", 
  "container_title": "Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression", 
  "title": "MicroJam: An App for Sharing Tiny Touch-Screen Performances", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "MicroJam is a mobile app for sharing tiny touch-screen performances. Mobile applications that streamline creativity and social interaction have enabled a very broad audience to develop their own creative practices. While these apps have been very successful in visual arts (particularly photography), the idea of social music-making has not had such a broad impact. MicroJam includes several novel performance concepts intended to engage the casual music maker and inspired by current trends in social creativity support tools. Touch-screen performances are limited to five seconds, instrument settings are posed as sonic ``filters'', and past performances are arranged as a timeline with replies and layers. These features of MicroJam encourage users not only to perform music more frequently, but to engage with others in impromptu ensemble music making.", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Martin, Charles"
      "family": "Torresen, Jim"
  "page": "495-496", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "id": "1176334"
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