The Digital Fauvel: An Experiment in Computer-Aided Human-Manuscript Interaction

Computer Science/Music

This project has created a digital version of a medieval manuscript (the Roman de Fauvel) on a large multitouch surface (the Samsung SUR40 with Microsoft PixelSense). This interactive multimedia edition allows users to experience high-quality images of the manuscript overlaid with English translations and updated musical notation. The student will write code to implement music display on the SUR40 and link musical works with their manuscript contexts.

We are looking for a proficient programmer to implement a C# and WPF application. The ideal candidate would already have skills in C# and WPF, although students with great C++ or Java skills are welcome to apply. Basic music literacy and interest in musical applications is a plus.

Participating in this project will allow a student to learn about Fauvel, medieval music, and cutting-edge research in digital humanities and gain skills in user interface design process, from ideation to evaluation. You will also be part of an international and interdisciplinary research team of musicologists and computer scientists.