AudioExplorer is an educational technology for students to explore the physics of music. It is implemented in Squeak. For more information, e-mail Jochen.Rick@cc.gatech.edu.
- Rick, J. (2001) "AudioExplorer: Multiple Linked Representations for Convergence" GVU Technical Report GIT-GVU-01-15
- Rick, J. (2002) "AudioExplorer: Multiple Linked Representations for Convergence" Proceedings of CSCL 2002, Boulder, CO.
A formative evaluation was done using students in the Georgia Tech "Physics of Music" class. The set-up went as follows. Students working in pairs were given a music keyboard and a computer running AudioExplorer. The software allowed the students to analyze the sounds made by playing around with the keyboard.
To Try AudioExplorer
- Set up Squeak2.8 on your system
- Download AudioExplorer.cs.gz to the Squeak directory
- In Squeak, find AudioExplorer.cs.gz with the FileList
- Click on the Squeak background (this will bring up the world menu)
- Chose open... (this will bring up the open... menu)
- Chose file list (this will bring up a pink file list window)
- Find the file named AudioExplorer.cs.gz in the upper-right list
- Click on it
- Decompress AudioExplorer.cs.gz
- Use the right button click (option button + click on Macintosh) to bring up a menu
- Chose decompress to file
- File in AudioExplorer.cs
- Click on AudioExplorer.cs in the upper-right list
- From the menu, chose fileIn
- Do (AudioExplorer openWithKeys: 61)
- Somewhere in Squeak, type in (AudioExplorer openWithKeys: 61)
- Highlight it
- DoIt (Apple button + d on Macintosh; Alt-D on PC)