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Premiere performance at the NIME Conference 2014 in London.
Collaboration between Composer and Instrument builder Ian Hattwick and Cellist/mover/researcher, Seth Parker Woods.

The prosthetic digital Spine was designed and built Joseph Malloch at CIRMMT/ McGill University- Montreal, CA.
Almost Human was created from a research and creation residency at McGill in 2013-14 while Seth Parker Woods was in researcher in residence at CIRMMT/IDMIL at McGill University.

Read more here:

Hattwick, I. Woods, S., and Wanderley, M. M. (2014). Almost Human: Moving ExpressiveGesture from Cello to Spine. In Proceedings of the Practice Based Research Workshopat NIME’14, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Woods, S. P. (2016). Almost Human: The Study of Physical Processes and the Performance of a Prosthetic Digital Spine (Doctoral Thesis). University of Huddersfield, UK