Archive for the ‘Exercise 1: Blog crawl’ Category

SeungJaeLee A-1

interactive tables 



Piezo and Water to generate cool sounds

Using a piezo microphone and a msp to generate sounds from touching a water bowl.

corset that tightens or loosens in response to air quality

“CO2RSET is couture that monitors air quality and tightens or loosens on the body in response to the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.”

Lauren Von Dehsen (A1)

1. The Tangible Sequencer, by Jefferey Traer Bernstein (2007).  The individual pieces are programmed with a specific sound via software, which can be changed.  After playing its sound, each box can activate the next box to play its sound using an infrared light signal.  These are directional and will continue until the chain is broken.

More info:

2. Ibar is a product made for bar surfaces.  It seems most intended for locations where people want to meet and network because the objects placed on the surface not only illuminate that spot on the surface but also cause illuminated connections to other objects in close proximity.

More info:

Jerome A Williams (Assignment1)

Mirror that allows you to view yourself as you write, color, surf the internet, view and communicate with friends, or even digitally dress yourself

Drumming machine that is interactive and plays with a person

Kyle Vice — Things which interact

Thing 1

The Urban Atmospheres project at Intel has been exploring how technology can augment urban experience. Jetsam, an interactive trashcan, is one of their projects:

A video of Jetsam in action.

Information about Jetsam.

Thing 2

The XY Interactive Textile is a fabric interface for creating sound. Users move their hand across the cloth and the movements are translated into sound.

More information about XY Interactive Textile.

Some Things

Blendie here is another MIT project – a voice activated Blender.  Users growl at it and it blends. And this video is a little creepy.

Then there’s the Tenori-On.  This thing (created by Toshio Iwai of Elektro Plankton fame) is what the Monome wants to be – an actual interactive instrument rather than simply a controller.

If I ever have way too much cash, this is one of the first things I’m picking up.  For more details look here.

And here’s Toshio himself performing with it, the music gets decent about 2 minutes in:

Gabriela Uribe- Assignment 1

Examples of Interactive Things:


This is the Monome, an interactive machine I mentioned in class:

Each is a reconfigurable grid of backlit keypads which connects to a computer. interaction between the keys and lights is determined by the application running on the computer.

You can find out more about it at


This is the Digiwall:

I find it particularly interesting because it makes use of the entire body in an interactive, entertaining way.

You can find out more about it here: