Coral – a Physical and Haptic Extension of a Swarm Simulation

Bisig, Daniel and Schiesser, Sébastien

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper presents a proof of concept implementation of an interface entitledCoral. The interface serves as a physical and haptic extension of a simulatedcomplex system, which will be employed as an intermediate mechanism for thecreation of generative music and imagery. The paper discusses the motivationand conceptual context that underly the implementation, describes its technicalrealisation and presents some first interaction experiments. The paper focuseson the following two aspects: the interrelation between the physical andvirtual behaviours and properties of the interface and simulation, and thecapability of the interface to enable an intuitive and tangible exploration ofthis hybrid dynamical system.