Does the intersection of music and hacking intrigue you? Care to take a class on machine learning and music creation? Perhaps you’d like to experience such innovation through the inimitable Imogen Heap. If so, feast your eyes and ears on this.

MaKey MaKey and the Wekinator

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.

Whet your whistle with a gallery of Makey Makey projects.

Watch this: Massive Attack’s ‘Teardrop’ performed with eggplant, grapes, and MaKey MaKey
Massive Attack was one of the more successful "trip-hop" groups of the 90s and 2000s, with their album Mezzanine selling nearly four million copies and spawning the hit track "Teardrop." Even if...

The Wekinator is free, open source software originally created in 2009 by Rebecca Fiebrink. It allows anyone to use machine learning to build new musical instruments, gestural game controllers, computer vision or computer listening systems, and more.

The device allows users to build new interactive systems by demonstrating human actions and computer responses, instead of writing programming code.

Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists

Check out this intriguing course, “Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists”, taught by Rebecca Fiebrink, and offered on the Kadenze learning platform.

Sculpting music with Mi.Mu gloves | Imogen Heap | TEDxCERN

Imogen Heap is one of my favorite artists, particularly for her innovative methods, lush sounds, and meaningful lyrics. Check out her TED Talk in which she sculpts music with Mi.Mu gloves.