Dan Anderson (OSSIE)
How We Turned Our Classroom into a Musical Instrument
Viewpoint School
Computer Science Instructor

Dan Anderson has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Science in Engineering. Before he became a teacher, he was a manufacturing engineer at Solec International, a photovoltaic manufacturing plant. He has been teaching for over fifteen years and currently teaches computer science to children in grades 7-12.


Discusses the development of a musical interactive environment developed by Viewpoint School’s course in Artificial Intelligence during the Fall of 2008. The networked system used a server, sound server, networked cameras and microphones to collect images, process them and produce sounds. The software was written using Dr. Scheme programming language. The system was primarily developed by the students with the direction of and occasional code from the teacher.