StringWeaver: Research on a Framework with an Alterable Physical Interface for Generative Art
In order to improve the input interface for generative art, the author was inspired by a traditional game called string figure to design a framework with an alterable physical input interface named StringWeaver. The input system of StringWeaver is consisted of strings (made of black conductive rubber tube) which can be customized physically by rearranging and blob tracking system that can track audience finger. The visual output is directly projected on the input interface with music and sound generated. StringWeaver was proved to be useful by three prototypes developed under the framework of it. Limitations and future work are introduced at the end of the paper.
KeywordsPhysical interface Traditional game Generative art Framework
We show our sincere gratitude to Professor Jens Geelhaar (Bauhaus University Weimar) and Jie Wang (Tongji University) for their valuable suggestions, and Lecturer Martin Schied (Bauhaus University Weimar) for his technological support.
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