Gillian Howell - Further Perspective

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Exploring Intersections of Technology and Music Education

In revisiting the music technology practices in the three contexts described by Pignato, Peppler, and Kigozi, this chapter foregrounds the playfulness and informality that frequently interlinks technologies and innovation. It outlines the ways that human-technology outputs are frequently generated through experimental and exploratory approaches to learning, rather than those that tend toward the sequential, linear and pre-determined. Context plays a key role, as different settings afford access to different technologies. Regardless of how advanced our technological capabilities become, innovation and the creation of new musical expressions remain products of humans interacting and exploring within a specific context and its available technologies and resources.