Hit The Beat is a physical drum machine that can play *anything*, making it possible for everyday objects to become musical instruments.
Created by the panGenerator collective, Macrofilm is a permanent interactive installation for The Museum of The History of Polish Jews that combines traditional, tangible experience of browsing through old archives with subtly augmented digital experience.
Contact is an acoustic research project that turns any hard surface into an interface. The installation uses contact microphones, passive sonar and waveform analysis to recognise information of touches, ie where a surface has been hit or how a hand has made contact.
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way.
The Lego calendar is a wall mounted time planner made entirely of Lego, but if you take a photo of it with a smartphone, and thanks to openFrameworks and openCV all of the events and timings are synchronised to an online, digital calendar.
Rewind is a digital clock collection designed to revive a physical link with the reading of the time. For all three clocks, a unique way to rewind its mechanism is introduced making the stronger and more meaningful connection between the physical and the digital.
DIRTI for iPad is a physical interface for iOS that uses Tapioca grains or anything else that’s semi-transparent and that you can mold, like vanilla ice cream for example to control content on the iOS.
Created using Processing, ModelBuilder Library by Marius Watz and a 3D printer, Amanda Ghassaei at instructables managed to print a 33rpm music record that actually doesn’t sound too bad considering the limitations of currently available 3d printing technologies. These records play on regular turntables, with regular needles, at regular speeds, just like any vinyl record. Though the audio output from these records […]
Created by Andrew Nip, Ruben van de Vleuten, Malthe Borch, and Andrew Spitz, Skube is a music player that allows you to discover and share music by physically interacting with custom designed cubes which act as an interface to Last.fm and Spotify.
Created by Joelle Aeschlimann at ECAL, Little Boxes is a music box prototype created for the iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad in different ways. When placed the device, turning the lever generates the music and visual content.
Looking at the interaction between rhythm and technology, thesis project by Ryan Raffa uses tangible, audio-visual interactions to illustrate how physical and representative objects translate, transmit, and are encoded with rhythm. This prototype moves my “radar player” out into physical space and allows users to manipulate and move translucent, colored plastic pieces over a lit […]
New project by Georg Reil and Christoph Döring (previously: Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects) comes in the form of an object that by physical touch and deformation alters animated graphics presented on a built in LED screen. Titled “Tangible – Experimental User Interface” Georg and Christoph explore experimental interface reacting to movement, rotation, tilt and […]