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SonicForms and PercepTable

It looks like these interactive table posts could become a weekly blog feature. Here are two more interactive table projects. SonicForms Opensource interface to create music with tangible objects. To operate the interface users manipulate blocks of wood, the program then generates sounds and visuals based on those positions. The interface utilizes a custom Processing […]

It looks like these interactive table posts could become a weekly blog feature. Here are two more interactive table projects.

SonicForms

Opensource interface to create music with tangible objects. To operate the interface users manipulate blocks of wood, the program then generates sounds and visuals based on those positions. The interface utilizes a custom Processing library which receives Open Sound Control messages from PureData. It looks like there is still a good bit of information to fill in on the site but the O’Shea’s willingness to share the technology behind this project is and exciting sign.

PercepTable

Developed by the Pervasive Technology Labs for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This table can run a couple software applications including a Restaurant Finder and RiverSide data explorer. The display technology is a projector suspended overhead (seen during installation), users move objects around the table which are recognized by video tracking software. On this page the second screen for data display is clearly visible, this is the first dual screen table I’ve found besides the Dialog Table.

  • Chris O'Shea says:

    I should point out that Sonicforms was a university project last year and is very out of date. I will be doing an update in the next few months. It was less about an open source technology, but open as a process, sharing code & ideas for interaction. I began working on a Processing library but this has stopped now with the release of ReacTivision, there is no need.

  • eric says:

    Hey Chris,

    Your not kidding about ReacTivision, I didn’t realize how robust that was. So where is the SonicForms project going now? Hey wait a second… did you take the site down?

  • Chris says:

    Not taken the website down, just a rubbish hosting provider. Moving it soon.

    Sonicforms will be a community website, not a finished installation.

    I am busy organising this exhibition http://www.cybersonica.org and running http://www.pixelsumo.com

  • eric says:

    So your not making the tool kit anymore, but a community site for people making tactile musical projects? I’ll keep an eye out for the new site and check it out then.

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