posted by Phire
on Jan 24, 2010 -
The Snyderphonics Manta
. With a few exceptions like the rare Buchla Thunder
and the ZenDrum
, computer musicians were stuck with controllers disguised as traditional instruments
, rolling their own
, or using grids
of generic rubber pads
. The Manta, in the spirit of the Serge TKB
's capacitance touchplate construction, attempts to do something new, and people are already doing interesting things with it
. Videos: polyphonic keys
, and lots more
posted by Señor Pantalones
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Introduced to Western culture by the Beatles in their single Norwegian Wood
, the sitar
has featured prominently in North Indian classical music for centuries. Princeton-based computer scientist Ajay Kapur updates the instrument with his ESitar
, an audio and video controller that uses gesture input
(PDF) and machine learning
algorithms to facilitate joining the computer with Ajay in his sitar performance. Undergraduate engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania work from the other direction, building RAVI-bot
, an award-winning
, self-playing robotic sitar
(YouTube) programmed to generate music from classical Raga scales and melodies
all on its own. For those in the Philadelphia area, be sure to check out a live performance of RAVI-bot at the local Klein Art Gallery.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 19, 2007 -
: what would you do if somebody stole your mouse button?
Yes, it’s flash, and it’s annoying, but that’s the point.
posted by signal
on Jul 8, 2005 -
began his pioneering work in interactive art in 1969. He was one of the first to explore the aesthetics of interactivity with his "responsive environments." While preparing a talk that included a reminiscence of Krueger demoing Videoplace
in the 80s, I was surprised he'd not yet merited even a stub in the Wikipedia. While that may eventually motivate me to register and start the page, for now, I will just share some links. [more inside, including videos]
posted by KS
on Mar 31, 2005 -
A clickable genealogy
charting the lineage of visual interactive computing systems and user interfaces, by Bruce Damer. Some quirky/broken links, but plenty of interesting stuff there, too.
posted by carter
on Mar 2, 2005 -
"You are about to activate your first gesture command in Opera
. A gesture command is activated by pressing the right mouse button, and while holding it down, performing a simple movement with the mouse, and then releasing the button"... such as left going back a page, or down opening a new window. Aliens bless gesture interfaces, and Molyneux.
posted by holloway
on Apr 11, 2001 -
Ok, here comes the firestorm. Joel on Software
has some very good things to say -- though, like most user-interface-design mavens, I think about 50% of the time that he hasn't comprehended what the problem really is... but in this piece
, he's wrong.
posted by baylink
on Aug 7, 2000 -
There's a new version of icq
out, although it looks like
they're pretty close to their limit on adding buttons to the interface.
posted by mathowie
on Apr 25, 2000 -
What will future interfaces look like?
Steven Johnson, the author of Interface Culture, asked this question of a few presumably knowing souls. There are some interesting points regarding the interaction, rather than the interface in this oh-too-short article.
posted by grant
on Nov 14, 1999 -