Murmur: Kinetic relief sculpture, multi-sensory display, listening machine

Aimee Rydarowski*, Ozge Samanci, Ali Mazalek

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the concept, design, and implementation of Murmur, an interactive kinetic display made of one hundred computer CPU fans. Murmur responds to sound input from its environment via embedded microphones to produce patterns on a reactive surface. The reactive surface consists of hinged paper pieces situated in front of each fan. When activated by sonic elements in the environment, including sounds intentionally generated by an interactor, Murmur responds by turning on and off its fans in a sequence. The wind pressure generated by the movement of the fans stimulates the surface, forcing the paper up and out to create a variety of dynamic patterns. Each pattern represents characteristics of the sonic environment. We also analyze the feedback received from the interactors and discuss the possible ways of making the interaction more immersive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTEI'08 - Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction - Conference Proceedings
Pages231-238
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI 2008 - Bonn, Germany
Duration: Feb 18 2008Feb 20 2008

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI 2008
CountryGermany
CityBonn
Period2/18/082/20/08

Keywords

  • Ambient displays
  • CPU fan
  • Information visualization
  • Interactive art
  • Mechatronic art
  • Multi-sensory displays
  • Wiring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Rydarowski, A., Samanci, O., & Mazalek, A. (2008). Murmur: Kinetic relief sculpture, multi-sensory display, listening machine. In TEI'08 - Second International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction - Conference Proceedings (pp. 231-238) https://doi.org/10.1145/1347390.1347442