As a part of the module "Exploring Technology" during my time at Hyper
Island, we were asked to create something to display at a exhibition in
Stockholm, while exploring the possibilities in using technology in new
ways. My group ended up creating an abstract interactive installation
that aimed to increase awareness regarding environmental issues.
Terrabeat allowed the users to create their own abstract sounds with the
simple gestures of their hands using a Wii Remote. The user literally
painted music on a projected wall. Each movement with the "magic wand"
created a unique sound and eventually after more interaction, custom
music. When the music evolved, the more the earthly environment around
the user grew and was illuminated with color projections and custom
Developer and hardware supervisor. Using Flash I created the
interface used in the installation, an artistic "drum machine". I also
had the responsibility for making sure all the different software we
used talked together, in addition to setting up the hardware and
building custom pieces we needed.