BrickTable

Year: 

2008+

Designers: 

Jordan Hochenbaum & Owen Vallis
Bricktable is a multi-touch and tangible surface for musical installation and performance. Brick is conceived of an idea to interface human with computer in a musically meaningful and visually interesting way. Using an open-source system for tracking fingertips and physical objects, Bricktable is continually used to showcase unique and musically expressive applications.
Bricktable is a multi-touch and tangible surface for musical installation and performance. Bricktable was conceived of an idea to interface human and computer in a musically meaningful and visually interesting way. The first Bricktable installation was entitled Weather Report (2008), allowing participants to interactively manipulate weather data to generate music. Since then, the development of applications for Bricktable has increased with each passing month. The openness of the technology used (TUIO, OSC, Processing, openFrameworks) allows the Bricktable to remain easy to develop for and uniquely modular. The most current version of Bricktable boasts a large 50" usable area, capable of sensing the gestural input of many people simultaneously. Bricktable is powered by an infrared vision-tracking system which not only allows it to sense fingers on its surface, but also physical objects, including their position, velocity, and degree of rotation. Interfaces constructed for the Bricktable are brilliantly projected on the table by a stunning HD projector mounted inside. For more information visit: www.flipmu.com
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