Posts Tagged ‘music’

Control Music by swiping hands across this fabric speaker

August 2nd, 2012 by NearInteraction

Tangible Textural Interface (TTI) is a new type of sound system that that embeds a tactile surface. The interactive system allows users to rub their hands and fingers across the fabric to control the music. Unlike conventional materials such as plastic or glass, TTI adds a softer and more personal appeal to an electronic device.

With a few simple gestures, users can adjust the volume, select the equalizer, and skip tracks just by touching the speakers. TTI was created by product designer Eun Hee Jo, who has also created other textured gadgets such as the Fabric Mouse.

Watch the video below to see a demonstration of TTI.

Eun Hee Jo


Noisy Jelly

June 4th, 2012 by NearInteraction

“Noisy jelly is a game where the player has to cook and shape his own musical material, based on coloured jelly.

With this noisy chemistry lab, the gamer will create his own jelly with water and a few grams of agar agar powder. After added different color, the mix is then pour in the molds. 10 min later, the jelly shape can then be placed on the game board,and by touching the shape, the gamer will activate different sounds.

Technically, the game board is a capacitive sensor, and the variations of the shape and their salt concentration, the distance and the strength of the finger contact are detected and transform into an audio signal.
This object aims to demonstrate that electronic can have a new aesthetic, and be envisaged as a malleable material, which has to be manipulated and experimented.”

Raphaël Pluvinage