Computational Design Lab


choreoBots: a tangible music visualization platform from Charles Doomany on Vimeo.

ChoreoBots consist of a set of internally illuminated modular forms that physically deform in response to changes in ambient sound. To visually delineate different components of music, three different module sizes were developed, each with there own respective input response range. The modules also detect tactile pressure, enabling the system to double as an input platform.

Screen-based music visualization is dissociative in the sense that its a two-dimensional simulation that lacks the familiar tangible satisfaction of physical reality. The goal of this project was to deviate from a screen-based experience and integrate the elements of a music visualizer into the user’s physical environment where tactile modalities are at play. The physical accompaniment and feedback of the visualizer provides a rich sensory experience while promoting novel interaction between the music and listener.

Author: Charles Doomany
Category: Projects