During the last twelve months we have been working hard on some new research and development projects. The three projects below demonstrate the new hardware and software we have produced.
Babble – Babble is a 3D speech visualizar and synthesizer. Each user has their voice analysed for its vocal qualities and 3D shapes are created to mirror these. Sounds are looped as they travel across the screen visualised as vibrant, attractive shapes from words and noises. The result is a playable 3D audio visual synthesizer.
2. Ripple – Ripple is a sound responsive projection mapping installation. This custom built piece of visual software can be driven through any sound input and adapted to suit different environments. Generative graphics respond in realtime sound, creating a richly immersive, energising and synchronised environment. Depth cameras can be added to display live 3D content while Twitter feeds and text messages can be exhibited in real time. The colours and patterns can be tweaked and adapted and the content can be mapped to seamlessly integrate with the architectural space. This system has been used for interactive visuals for Intel Creators Project in Beijing, for the Vimeo Festival Awards 2010 and at SXSW.
3. Geosphere – Created for the Puffersphere, a multitouch spherical screen developed in collaboration with Pufferfish, this interactive display allows users to navigate the globe and explore the internet in a 3D space. Pins in the map signal new YouTube uploads across the world. When the user touches a pinhead a pop up box appears displaying the latest YouTube video posted in that territory. This multitouch, multiuser experience is an intuitive, responsive insight into global online activity.