I was invited to take part in the MoMoMCR event by my lecturer (@heloukee)
– This was an event for industry professionals involved in software development (specifically aimed at education) and I was asked to speak and give a students perspective in using applications as a creative/educational tool.
Having never presented infront of such an audience and especially knowing that although, I am interested in technology and software development, I am nowhere near the level that these industry professionals as you will probably gather, I was EXTREMELY nervous.
As the other speakers from – http://www.apadmi.com , Sheffield Hallam University, 3 Sheep and a certain Mr Volker Hirsch were all discussing the benefits of mobile devices and applications within education, I made the snap decision to gear my presentation towards this also.
– To me, making music is second nature and something that I never think about… I just do. Recently though, I have been made to question my reasons behind WHY I write using certain methods, techniques AND of course, MOBILE DEVICES.
Well, Whilst presenting to my audience, as I stood there, discussing Nanostudio, it became quite easy to relate it to education. It is a very simple app, when compared to DAW’s such as Protools, Ableton, Reason and even Garageband… and the more I spoke, the more I realised that, it would be a superb way to get children involved in making music on the go… enabling their creativity no-matter where they were. This was the main focus of my presentation.
I played one of my most recent tracks ( “Working All the Time”) which received a very positive reaction (always good!) and received some very positive feedback.
The night in general was extremely beneficial to me as I have met some very interesting people and made ome very useful contacts.
– I’m looking forward to attending the next #MoMoMcr event in January 2013!!
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