The CNUCE Institute was founded in 1965 as Computing Center for the University of Pisa; later it was attached to the National Council of Research (C.N.R.) of Italy and at the moment it has a staff of about 80 active in the laboratories of logic programming, computer network, satellite flight control, databases, parallel computing, structural engineering, remote sensing, computer graphics and computer music.
The activities at the Computer Music Lab mainly consist of Applied Research, Education, Production. The keywords characterising the activity of the Lab are man-machine interaction and real-timegesture control. Infrared beams and video captured image processing technologies have been taken into consideration in order to design and carry out original gesture interfaces for remote sensing (i.e.without mechanical and/or electrical links) moving objects handled by performers or direct gesture of the human body. Many interactive multimedia operas have been produced and presented in various important events at national and international levels.
Area della Ricerca di Pisa
Via Moruzzi, 1 - 56126 PISA
Ph: + 39 050 315.20.43
web site: www.tarabella.isti.cnr.it