Synthetic Bodies, by Matias Vilaplana. M.A. in Media Arts Thesis. Interactive dance-music performance using motion capture technology for the dancer to control sounds with her body. Winter 2019
The Scientific Knowledge of Unknown Passing
Kiran Bhumber‘s M.A. in Media Arts thesis Phulkari is an multimedia performance that explores diasporic South Asian identity and the concept of ‘cultural memory’ through contemporary media technologies. The basis of the piece is the Phulkari, a traditional Punjabi textile. The piece incorporates dance, music, motion tracking, and live image projection.
Scanning instrument by Matias Vilaplana. An array of 20 reflective optical sensors and an Arduino UNO to control interdependent digital oscillators in Max. PAT 452 Interactive Media Design II, Winter 2018.
RIB CAGE by Takumi Ogata is an interactive robotic electro-acoustic instrument. It won second prize at the 2017 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition: https://guthman.gatech.edu/2017-winners
Interactive Audiovisual Installation by Leith Campbell. University of Michigan PAT 452, Interactive Media Design II, Winter 2016.
A Flexible Platform For Tangible Graphic Scores
Simon Alexander-Adams‘s M.A. in Media Arts Thesis “A Flexible Platform for Tangible Graphic Scores” involved the design of a modular multi-touch display for the performance of animated, interactive, tangible ‘scores’. Performance at University of Michigan, Winter 2015.
Distributed Mechanical Actuation of Percussion
Eric Sheffield‘s M.A. in Media Arts Thesis “Distributed Mechanical Actuation of Percussion” explored the collaborative design (with performers) of mechanically actuated percussion instruments. Control of the mechatronic system was shared and distributed among performers and between them and the computer. Performances by Shane Jones, David Newton, and Chris Sies, University of Michigan, Winter 2015.
Ping Pong Tubes
Ping Pong Tubes (6) by Isaac Levine. Interactive Installation, originally created for PAT 452, Interactive Media Design II, Winter 2015.
Sound Tunnel by Takumi Ogata. Interactive Feedback-Based Instrument. University of Michigan PAT 452, Interactive Media Design II, Winter 2015.