Proposed Research Focus

How might a visual framework for a musical improvisation machine be developed that helps to facilitate bidirectional human-machine communication and the blurring of perceived borders between human and machine?

How does the visual framework contribute to the shifts in perception between the two identities of the improvisation machine, when it appears at times as an extension of the mindbody (Clark and Chalmers, 1998) and at other times a distinct improvisation agent?

On an artistic level: What effects does this have on the perceived narrative of the improvisation?