Reac-table

And now… Another man-machine physical interface: the Reactable. To make it short, you have a table under which a video projector projects a video (seriously?). This video mainly displays links between real objects you put on the table. We have already seen that, yes I know. But these objects are used are switches and tuners to produce… music. A new kind of audio synthesizer which harmonics are based on the location of objects and which is parameterized using virtual sliders around ech objects.

Not clear, I know. Go to the Reactable site and enjoy the technology and the MMI design, not the music. Some people might appreciate both anyway…

What we must notice in this project merging live audio synthesis and video analysis is that everything is open source. The Reactable web site proposes a lot of details, explanations, videos and source codes, so let’s go!
I really need time to work on this kind of project. It is vital.

(Thanks to Trinn for sending me this news!)

2 Responses to “Reac-table”

  1. The Undead Pixel » Blog Archive » Microsoft Surface Says:

    […] The Reac-Table was very close from what Microsoft intends to provide, anyway. But this one might be the one in your dining room next year! […]

  2. Franck Says:

    And Björk likes Reac-Table too!
    http://mtg.upf.edu/reactable/pdfs/reactable_bjork.pdf

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