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The MTG participates in different summer courses at the UPF

The MTG participates in different summer courses at the UPF

UPF's International Summer School and Campus Junior offer courses taught by MTG researchers



Barcelona International Summer School

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra offers the Barcelona International Summer School (BISS) as a flagship program to advance the curriculum of both domestic and international undergraduate students during the summer term in Barcelona.

Courses are credit-bearing (ECTS) and can be taken in English, Spanish or Catalan, in and international classroom environment.

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The Artistic Brain: Biology and Computation behind Painting and Music

Teachers: Fernando Giráldez, Perfecto Herrera

Science and art are rooted in our perception of the world. The   course is aimed at exploring the biology of perception and its implications on how we experience works of art. It is a discussion on beauty and the brain, a discussion on the history of breakthroughs in painting and on the nature of the irresistible attraction of music for humans. The course starts with a general overview of how our senses build up a representation of the world, with particular reference to the visual and auditory systems. We shall discuss the biology underlying great painters’ achievement of the conquest of space and movement on a canvas. Then we do a parallel exercise with music, looking at the biological and evolutionary roots of musical perception. This will lead us to a general discussion on beauty and art the notion of artists as intuitive neuroscientists, the perceptual grammar of art, aesthetic universal and computational aesthetics.

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Campus Junior

Junior Campus aims to help high school students to decide what they want to study in the future, offering courses in various disciplines that combine teaching and experimental and ludic practice. 

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Making Music with Your Smartphone: Design and Programming of Electronic Musical Instruments for Mobile Devices

Teachers: Sergi Jordà and Ángel Faraldo

In this course, students will learn the basics of digital sound, and the operation of electronic instruments in particular, such as synthesizers, samplers and rhythm boxes.

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Girls in Data Science: Introducció a la Ciència de Dades: Python, Biomedicina, Web, Xarxes Socials i Música

Teachers: Helena Cuesta (workshop on music)

This course aims tointroduce the students to data science and its applications through a series of workshops of different topics, focused on data analysis, such as searching for information on the web and social networks, biomedicine and music.

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The Artifical Intelligence and its applications: learn about the science that is changing the world

Teacher: Rafael Ramírez

This course introduces the subject of artificial intelligence in an intuitive and practical way through projects applied in areas such as medicine, music, finance and neuroscience.

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