Netpixl: Towards a New Paradigm for Networked Application Development

Diakopoulos, Dimitri and Kapur, Ajay

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

Netpixl is a new micro-toolkit built to network devices within interactiveinstallations and environments. Using a familiar client-server model, Netpixlcentrally wraps an important aspect of ubiquitous computing: real-timemessaging. In the context of sound and music computing, the role of Netpixl isto fluidly integrate endpoints like OSC and MIDI within a larger multi-usersystem. This paper considers useful design principles that may be applied totoolkits like Netpixl while also emphasizing recent approaches to applicationdevelopment via HTML5 and Javascript, highlighting an evolution in networkedcreative computing.