Alayna Hughes


Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Doctoral Student in the MultiModal Interaction Group, Music Technology Group, ETIC Department

I am investigating methods for using immersive technology and biosignal generated music (VR and Spatial Audio) for therapeutic purposes

October 2019 -2022

 Berklee College of Music

Masters of Music in Music Technology and Innovation

Valencia, Spain – July 2014

Berklee College of Music

Bachelors of Music in Music Production and Engineering

Boston, MA – August 2008

Full Sail University

Associate of Science Degree in Recording Arts

Winter Park, FL – Oct. 2003


Curiosibot and Curiosibot Lab                                                          Valencia,Spain

Interactive Artist,  Director.                                                      2015 – Present

  • Managing day to day of creative space, content creation for promotion and socials
  • Helping clients with 3D printing, Laser, and carpentry
  • Audio recording, video editing and production
  • Planning, teaching, promoting workshops for the space
  • Creating Interactive Projects using Music and Visual, Interactive Technology

Digital Media Academy, Harvard                   

Online Instructor, Unity                                                                     2021

Curriculum Designer, Wearables ‘Made by Girls’              2018-19

Summer Instructor                                                                                Cambridge, MA

  • Instructor for Arduino Robotics, Raspberry Pi (Python), and Wearable Electronics Courses

Berklee College of Music                                                                 Valencia, Spain

Visiting Lecturer, Applied Design Techniques                                          Fall 2017

Part Time Faculty , MPTI Department                                      Sep 2015- Sep 2016

– Creator/Faculty of Maker Lab 1 and 2 courses teaching Arduino, Max, VR, Electronics

  • Founder of Maker/Multimedia Lab BV

Fellow of Music Technology Innovation                                  Sep 2014-June2015

Engineering Graduate Assistant                                            Sep 2013 – July 2014

Broadway Video                                                                                  New York, NY

Assistant Engineer, Audio Post                                             July 2012 – Aug 2013

  • Worked on shows for VH1, MTV, A&E prepping sessions, mixes, sound design, and creating final tapes for broadcast

Headroom Digital Audio                                                                     New York, NY

Assistant Engineer                                                                       July 2012 – Aug 2013

  • Assisted in ISDN and recording sessions, engineered radio sessions, worked with Clinique NA to provide all assets for TV,Radio, and Web.

The Mill                                                                                                     New York, NY

Machine Room/Assistant (Freelance)                                 July 2011 – June- 2012

Avatar Studios                                                                                        New York,NY

Studio Assistant                                                                        Sept 2008 – Jan 2011

Berklee College of Music                                                                        Boston, MA

Studio Assistant/Engineer                                                       Dec 2007 – Aug 2008

Digital Media Assistant                                                           June 2006 – Dec 2007

Harvard University                                                                             Cambridge, MA

AV Technician, JFK School Forum                                         Jun 2007 – Jun 2008

Walt Disney World                                                                        Orlando, FL

Stage Technician                                                                        Jan 2005- Aug 2005


Keychange 2022 Innovator, Spain


Applications of Biological and Physiological Signals in Commercial Video Gaming and Game Research: A Review

AA HughesS Jorda – Frontiers in Computer Science, 2021 – Frontiers

«Everything is Musical» Alayna Hughes, Pierluigi Barberis

“Maker Music: Incorporating the Maker and Hacker Community Into Music Technology Education

Music Production Education Conference, York, 2017

“You Are a Target Market: A Generative Art Installation Using Max”

ATMM Conference, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey 2014


MIT Reality Hack 2020 Cambridge, MA Enero (2020)

Sonar Innovation Challenge, Sonar Festival “Adaptive Gaming” Barcelona, España  Junio (2018)

Mycelia Labs, Mycelia Live Byte Project, MTF Stockholm September 2018

Hack and Creative Labs, Concordia Challenge, MTF Stockholm (2018) MTF Berlin (2016)

Sonar Innovation Challenge, Rapid Mix , Creating New Game Experiences (2016)

Music Hack Day, Sonar BCN (2015)

Speaking Engagements and Special Performances

Innovation in Music Technology, University of West London 2019  (performance)

Collision II, Medialab Prado, Madrid 2019  (performance)

Atenea Congreso, UPV Valencia, June 2018

Women Techmakers Valencia, April 2018

Innovation in Music Technology, University of Westminster, September 2017

Music Production Education Conference, York, June 2017

Festival de les Artes, Rambleta Panel, June 2016

Be Maker Festival, MUVIM 2015  (performance)

VOLUMENS, MUVIM Valencia, 2014 (performance)


 Music and Audio: Ableton Live, Pro Tools

Video and Graphics: Premiere, Final Cut, After Effects, Photoshop, Fusion 360, Medium

Game Design: Unity

Programming: Max MSP, C (Arduino), Python

Hardware: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, HTC Vive, Oculus

Skills: 3D Printing and Prototyping, Electronics and circuit building, Carpentry

Musician: Drumset, Guitar, Vox, Synths and Controllers, CNC, Laser Cutting

Languages: English(Native), Spanish(advanced), Italian (B1 Certified)