01.tangible examples

What makes it great?

Normal sequencers are program heavy and there’s not much that’s intuitive about them. Music is a very physical process and this allows people to feel and see the effects of their decision making. You can play with this in real time and eat the beats at the end.

What makes it an example of tangible interaction?

You are physically moving bubblegum around a space to create relationships that the computer program interprepts as musical sequences. The physical relationship of the bubblebum is the basis for the program.

How does it work?

There is a camera aligned to a grid that reads the colors of the gumballs along this grid. The grid represents the 16 quarter notes of a measure in music. Each color is assigned a sound which is played sequentially to form a beat.

What makes it great?

This technology integrates almost everything that computers do into a tangible physical type of action. It takes the boxy computer completely out of the equation puts the human in its place. This is what many applications today are striving toward.

What makes it tangible interaction?

Every action done in this product has some reference to things we already do in the physical world today. There is use of most of the body in this interaction.

How does it work?

Cameras, sensors, computers, and projectors integrated to create a cohesive system.


~ by habernacle on January 19, 2010.

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