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Ge Wang, Assistant Professor at Stanford University, gave the Fall 2012 Donoho Colloquium October 1, 2012, at 5:00 PM in Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall. His topic, "Music, Computing, People: An Emerging Dimension for Engaging One Another Creatively, Expressively, and Socially," provided insight into his perspective that mobile computing devices have become natural extensions of ourselves. As such, they are reshaping how we engage one another, particularly through the creation and use of music. Professor Wang delighted the audience with a mini-concert using his iPhone, iPad and laptop.
Ge Wang is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and researches programming languages and interactive software systems for computer music, mobile and social music, and education at the intersection of computer science and music. Ge is the author of the ChucK audio programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). Concurrently, Ge is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Smule, and the designer of the iPhone's Ocarina and Magic Piano.