Inkjet-printed conductive patterns for physical manipulation of audio signals
Author(s)Gong, Nan-Wei; Zoran, Amit Shlomo; Paradiso, Joseph A.; Gong, Nan-wei
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In this demo paper, we present the realization of a completely aesthetically driven conductive image as a multi-modal music controller. Combining two emerging technologies - rapid prototyping with an off-the-shelf inkjet printer using conductive ink and parametric graphic design, we are able to create an interactive surface that is thin, flat, and flexible. This sensate surface can be conformally wrapped around a simple curved surface, and unlike touch screens, can accommodate complex structures and shapes such as holes on a surface. We present the design and manufacturing flow and discuss the technology behind this multi-modal sensing design. Our work seeks to offer a new dimension of designing sonic interaction with graphic tools, playing and learning music from a visual perspective and performing with expressive physical manipulation.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory; Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Proceedings of the adjunct publication of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology - UIST '13 Adjunct
Association for Computing Machinery
Gong, Nan-Wei, Amit Zoran, and Joseph A. Paradiso. “Inkjet-Printed Conductive Patterns for Physical Manipulation of Audio Signals.” Proceedings of the Adjunct Publication of the 26th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology - UIST ’13 Adjunct (2013), October 8-11, 2013, St. Andrews, UK.
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