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“Can you feel the music?” asked Digital media specialist Dr Joanne Armitage at the British Science Festival this year. Joanne was the recipient of the British Science Association’s Daphne Oram Award for Digital Innovation. During her prize lecture, she demonstrated how she uses vibrating (haptic) devices like bespoke belts and cushions to enhance musical experiences.

“It was exciting to be a part of the British Science Festival and to discuss my work with a new audience. I was particularly honoured to have received the award lecture in the name of sonic innovator Daphne Oram.”

Joanne is also one half of the ‘Algobabez’, a musical duo producing rave music made from algorithms. The pair use programming language SuperCollider to generate live music in clubs and concert halls.