Dr. John Thompson
Head, Music Technology Area
About Dr. Thompson
John Thompson is a composer. He holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he studied music and media art with JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Curtis Roads, Stephen Travis Pope, and Marcos Novak.
Following postdoctoral work under the National Science Foundation’s IGERT interactive Digital Multimedia program, Thompson joined the faculty of Georgia Southern University, where he heads the music technology program, through which he has structured a series of courses that range from introductory music technology classes to graduate courses in computer music.
He has published articles in the Computer Music Journal and the International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. His compositions and research have been presented at the International Computer Music Conference, the New Instruments for Musical Expression conference, the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, SEAMUS, SIGGRAPH, the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, ACM Multimedia Conference. His recent creative work explores cross-modal techniques for combining multiple media in generative and interactive contexts.
Last updated: 12/14/2023