Strophic Variables – HCI installation

Interactive sonic art installation using ultrasonic sensors and light dependent resistors (LDR) to manipulate sound [live synthesis and recorded poetry] and visuals in a challenge based gaming environment.

Photography by Shameela Beeloo (Flickr, carbonmade)

Further notes and images

Processes > participants move their hands in front of ultrasonic sensors which detect distance and use eco flashlights to change resistance in the LDRs > this data is sent from the Arduino board to SuperCollider > where the signal is used to change qualities of a synthesised and sample based soundscape. Besides geometrical shapes representing the signals with Processing, also instructions on how to complete a challenge can be seen on the projected screen.