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Monday, June 30 • 17:15 - 20:00
Dirty Tangible Interfaces

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Create music and graphic animation with expressive gestures, mold sonic landscapes by plowing through tapioca beads with the Dirty Tangible Interfaces!

DIRTI are physical controllers based on the interaction with real-world granular materials in which users get their hands to play and sculpt dunes and canyons, move a handful or just one tiny grain.

The infinite, natural nuances of the tapioca are amazing for interaction with computers. Scanning for density or movement of those materials allows, in this installation, to connect their sophisticated reality with real-time audio–graphic synthesis software in an inherently collaborative, expressive, and dynamic experience.

This project was made by the designers Matthieu Savary, Denis Pellerin, and Florence Massin from UserStudio, with the help of researcher Diemo Schwarz and the work of the ISMM (Sound, Music, Movement Interaction) team at Ircam, sound designer Roland Cahen, the early help of Romain Pascal, and support by the French National Research Agency funded research project Topophonie.


Diemo Schwarz

Diemo Schwarz, born in Germany in 1969, is a researcher and developer at Ircam (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique-Musique, Paris), composer of electronic music, and musician on drums and laptop. His research work includes improving interaction between musician and computer, and exploiting large masses of sound for interactive real-time sound... Read More →

Monday June 30, 2014 17:15 - 20:00 BST
New Academic Building, Third Floor

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