Sunday, December 30, 2007

An Innovative New Interface




This is a fascinating, original approach to taking audio synthesis in a new direction, utilizing a set of physical instrumentation devices that interact with their host surface. Learn more about the project and team.

1 comment:

andycarolan said...

Thats beautiful..... how many "virtual" instruments really are this good to watch?

I think musical instruments will become far more visual than they are currently, and this looks like a pretty large step in the right direction. It marks the midpoint between the Laser Harp of Jean Michel Jarre and Fry's Holophoner!

I wonder what other uses this type of interface would have? Obviously writing a letter on it would be pretty time consuming, but I would guess that it lends itself well to more creative, artistic pursuits.

There does seem to be a shift towards better human-computer interfaces at the moment, with perhaps the Wii controlers being one of the more widely recognised real world examples of the possibilities.

http://www.flixxy.com/minority-report-interface.htm shows another interesting interface in action. Note the way the screen is pinched to zoom aka iPhone??

Good to see that the blog's still alive David!