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TEDxPSU - Mark Ballora - Opening Your Ears to Data

Mark Ballora joined the Penn State faculty in 2000. He holds a joint appointment in the School of Music and the Department of Integrative Arts. Mark teaches courses in music technology, history of electroacoustic music and musical acoustics. He received degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles, New York University and McGill University. He is the author of Essentials of Music Technology (Prentice Hall, 2002) and has been published in LEONARDO and the College Music Symposium. He has also written short articles in Electronic Musician magazine. Past work includes sound designs and electroacoustic scores for modern dance, theatre, animated films and radio dramas. His current research focuses on auditory representations of scientific data sets with an emphasis on auditory displays of heart rate variability data for diagnostic and artistic realizations. His work has been presented at the International Conference on Auditory Display, Computers in Cardiology, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) and the Society for Arts in Healthcare. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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