Visual Reaction

Visual Reaction, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Media Architecture, summer term 2010.

Multi-touch applications enable users to interact with more than one finger on a surface. Beyond that, the reacTIVison framework allows for mixing it with tangible objects that have fiducial codes attached.

VisualReaction is an interactive application for multi-touch tables with reacTIVision-based tracking. It analyzes an audio-stream and enables the user to interact with geometrical shapes and colors. It is an experiment and shows a potential use case for VJs. The reactable project meant for collaborative music making inspired me very much. The application has been written in Processing. For a more intuitive expierence, I have also created special physical objects (so-called ‘fiducial markers’) that are to be used for influencing the visuals on the multi touch table. With these tangibles, the user can influence different parameters, such as color, brightness, shape, or radius of the projected graphics. 

Project context _ Seminar ‘Please Touch: Exploring physical computing on a table’, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, summer term 2010 

Supervision _ Reinhard König, Jens Weber, and Andreas Wolter 

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