Augment (verb): To add something to (something) in order to improve or complete it
Augen- (adjective, German): Translation: ocular. Of or connected with the eyes or vision.
Audio (noun): Sound, especially when recorded, transmitted, or reproduced.
Augio (installation): An arrangement of RGB LEDs, driven by Arduino and MaxMSP, that to respond to audio input. Low, mid, and high frequencies affect the intensity of red, green, and blue LEDs respectively.
This augmentation of the diffusion setup adds an additional visual element to audio performances, and aids hearing impaired audience members with location and perception of sound.
Augio is based on a concept imagined by Manoli Moriaty, and was created by James Medd.
Growing up in Nottingham, I was obsessed with music from an early age. I played as much of it as I could as a teenager, including glam rock, traditional folk, jazz fusion, and hip-hop.
Discovering the joys of recording and production, I caught the technology bug and studied Creative Music Technology at the University of Hull. Since then I’ve created much more than just music, including instruments, installations, robotic sculptures, web-based art, and more.
Based in Manchester since completing my MA at the University of Salford, I continue to develop work independently, as well as with various organisations and groups in the North West. I’ve also tried to pass on some of my joy for all things digital, teaching workshops on Arduino, sound design, and interactivity, among other things.