Synchrum: A Tangible Interface for Rhythmic Collaboration
Lex Moakler, Assaf Gadot and Melanie Baljko
Hamidi, F., Baljko, M., Moakler, A. and Gadot, A. Synchrum: A Tangible Interface for Rhythmic Collaboration. Adjunct Proceedings of the 25th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST ‘12), 2012, 63-64, New York: ACM. Available Online.
Synchrum is a digital tangible interface for rhythmic collaboration. Its design is inspired by the Tibetan prayer wheel. Traditionally, in Tibet and Bhutan turning a prayer wheel is believed to send prayers to the universe. Synchrum allows audience members of a digital performance to collaborate with each other to affect the course of a narrative.
Synchrum calculates rotations per minute for each user. The rotation rate for each user is compared with a specified value in real-time to determine if users are "in-sync". Using Synchrum allows for audience participation in digital performance via continuous rhythmic movements.
Please watch the following video for a demonstration of how Synchrum works.