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atindale@faculty.ocadu.ca

Adam Tindale is an electronic drummer and digital instrument designer. He is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University. Adam performs on his E-Drumset: a new electronic instrument that utilizes physical modeling and machine learning with an intuitive physical interface. He completed a Bachelor of Music at Queen's University, a Masters of Music Technology at McGill University, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria.

Faculty: 
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Website(s): 
http://www.adamtindale.com
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Education: 

Bachelor of Music. Queen's University (1st Class). 2001.

Masters of Arts in Music Technology. McGill University. 2004.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. University of Victoria. 2009.

Professional Experience: 

2012 Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction. OCAD University.

2010 Head of Media Arts + Digital Technologies. Alberta College of Art + Design.

2007 Permanent Instructor of Interaction Design. Alberta College of Art + Design.

Selected Exhibitions: 

Tindale, A., and Tate, J. (Group Show) 2011. Lossless Processing. .GIF .JPG .PNG .TIF, HEREart. New York, USA.

Boatright, R., Tate, J., and Tindale, A. (Solo Ensemble) 2010. TPTP in 6 Bits. TPTP Space. Paris, France.

Tindale, A., and Tate, J. (Group Show) 2010. Lossless Processing. Unleashed Devices, TINT Arts & Watermans Art Centre. London, England.

Selected Publications: 

Tindale, A., Cumming, M., Pridham, H., Peter, J., and Diamond, S. 2014. Wearable Hap- tic Gaming Using Vibrotactile Arrays. In Proceedings of the ACM MobileHCI Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Tindale, A. 2014. Theoretical Aesthetics. Journal of Professional Communication. 3(2): 89–102.

Clark, C. and Tindale, A. 2014. Flocking: A Framework for Declarative Music-Making on the Web. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Athens, Greece.

Tindale, A. and Tzanetakis, G. 2012. The E-Drum: A Case Study for Machine Learning in New Musical Controllers. Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies. 6(1): 115–136.

Tindale, A., Kapur, A., and Tzanetakis, G. 2011. Training Surrogate Sensors in Musical Gesture Acquisition Systems. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 13(1): 50–59.

Tate, J, Boatright, R., and Tindale, A. 2011. Colour Data Processing: An Interactive Installation Exploring Digital and Analog Representations of Colour. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electronic Art. Istanbul, Turkey.

Fyfe, L., Tindale, A., and Carpendale, S. 2011. JunctionBox: A Toolkit for Creating Multi-touch Sound Control Interfaces. In Proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference. Oslo, Norway.

Tindale, A., Sprague, D., and Tzanetakis, G. 2007. Strike-A-Tune: Fuzzy Music Navi- gation Using a Drum Interface. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Vienna, Austria.

Tindale, A. 2007. A Hybrid Method for Extended Percussive Gesture. In Proceedings of The Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, New York, NY, USA.

Tindale, A., Kapur, A., Tzanetakis, G., and Fujinaga, I. 2004. Retrieval of Percussion Gestures Using Timbre Classification Techniques. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Barcelona, Spain.

Selected Awards: 

Research Seed Grant. OCAD University. 2014.

Engage. Industry Partner: Autodesk Research. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. 2014.

Collaborative Research + Development: Brazil. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. 2013.

Collaborative Research + Development: Brazil. International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada. 2013.

OCAD U NCE GRAND Project Grant. OCAD University. 2012.

Visiting Artists + Designer Initiative Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2012.

Scholarly Research + Creativity Initiative Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2011.

Visual Arts and New Media Production Grant. Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 2010.

Alberta Creative Development Initiative Grant. Canada Council for the Arts. 2010.

Faculty Enrichment Fund Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2009.

Marion Fund for Innovation in Research and Teaching Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2009.

Faculty and Staff Research and Development Grant. Alberta Association of Colleges + Technical Institutes. 2009.

Faculty Mentored Student Innovation Grant. Alberta Association of Colleges + Technical Institutes. 2009.

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Adam Tindale
Associate Dean
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences
atindale@faculty.ocadu.ca

Area(s) of Expertise

New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Music Technology, Creative Programming

Overview

Adam Tindale is an electronic drummer and digital instrument designer. He is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University. Adam performs on his E-Drumset: a new electronic instrument that utilizes physical modeling and machine learning with an intuitive physical interface. He completed a Bachelor of Music at Queen's University, a Masters of Music Technology at McGill University, and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Victoria.

Education

Bachelor of Music. Queen's University (1st Class). 2001.

Masters of Arts in Music Technology. McGill University. 2004.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Music, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering. University of Victoria. 2009.

Professional Experience

2012 Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction. OCAD University.

2010 Head of Media Arts + Digital Technologies. Alberta College of Art + Design.

2007 Permanent Instructor of Interaction Design. Alberta College of Art + Design.

Selected Exhibitions

Tindale, A., and Tate, J. (Group Show) 2011. Lossless Processing. .GIF .JPG .PNG .TIF, HEREart. New York, USA.

Boatright, R., Tate, J., and Tindale, A. (Solo Ensemble) 2010. TPTP in 6 Bits. TPTP Space. Paris, France.

Tindale, A., and Tate, J. (Group Show) 2010. Lossless Processing. Unleashed Devices, TINT Arts & Watermans Art Centre. London, England.

Awards \ Grants

Research Seed Grant. OCAD University. 2014.

Engage. Industry Partner: Autodesk Research. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. 2014.

Collaborative Research + Development: Brazil. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. 2013.

Collaborative Research + Development: Brazil. International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada. 2013.

OCAD U NCE GRAND Project Grant. OCAD University. 2012.

Visiting Artists + Designer Initiative Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2012.

Scholarly Research + Creativity Initiative Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2011.

Visual Arts and New Media Production Grant. Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 2010.

Alberta Creative Development Initiative Grant. Canada Council for the Arts. 2010.

Faculty Enrichment Fund Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2009.

Marion Fund for Innovation in Research and Teaching Grant. Alberta College of Art + Design. 2009.

Faculty and Staff Research and Development Grant. Alberta Association of Colleges + Technical Institutes. 2009.

Faculty Mentored Student Innovation Grant. Alberta Association of Colleges + Technical Institutes. 2009.

Selected Publications

Tindale, A., Cumming, M., Pridham, H., Peter, J., and Diamond, S. 2014. Wearable Hap- tic Gaming Using Vibrotactile Arrays. In Proceedings of the ACM MobileHCI Conference. Toronto, ON, Canada.

Tindale, A. 2014. Theoretical Aesthetics. Journal of Professional Communication. 3(2): 89–102.

Clark, C. and Tindale, A. 2014. Flocking: A Framework for Declarative Music-Making on the Web. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Athens, Greece.

Tindale, A. and Tzanetakis, G. 2012. The E-Drum: A Case Study for Machine Learning in New Musical Controllers. Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies. 6(1): 115–136.

Tindale, A., Kapur, A., and Tzanetakis, G. 2011. Training Surrogate Sensors in Musical Gesture Acquisition Systems. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia. 13(1): 50–59.

Tate, J, Boatright, R., and Tindale, A. 2011. Colour Data Processing: An Interactive Installation Exploring Digital and Analog Representations of Colour. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Electronic Art. Istanbul, Turkey.

Fyfe, L., Tindale, A., and Carpendale, S. 2011. JunctionBox: A Toolkit for Creating Multi-touch Sound Control Interfaces. In Proceedings of the New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference. Oslo, Norway.

Tindale, A., Sprague, D., and Tzanetakis, G. 2007. Strike-A-Tune: Fuzzy Music Navi- gation Using a Drum Interface. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Vienna, Austria.

Tindale, A. 2007. A Hybrid Method for Extended Percussive Gesture. In Proceedings of The Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, New York, NY, USA.

Tindale, A., Kapur, A., Tzanetakis, G., and Fujinaga, I. 2004. Retrieval of Percussion Gestures Using Timbre Classification Techniques. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, Barcelona, Spain.