Students: Luke Kambic and Charles Doomany
ChoreoBots are internally illuminated modular forms that physically deform in response to changes in ambient sound. To visually delineate different components of music, three different module sizes were developed, each with its own respective input response range. The modules also detect tactile pressure, enabling the system to double as an input platform.
Screen-based music visualization is dissociative: its two-dimensional simulation lacks the familiar tangible satisfaction of physical reality. The goal was to integrate the elements of a music visualizer into the user’s physical environment where tactile modalities are at play. The physical accompaniment and feedback of the visualizer provides a rich sensory experience while promoting novel interaction between the music and listener.