Visualizations and Interaction Strategies for Hybridization Interfaces

Freed, Adrian

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

We present two complementary approaches for the visualization and interaction of dimensionally reduced data setsusing hybridization interfaces. Our implementations privilege syncretic systems allowing one to explore combinations(hybrids) of disparate elements of a data set through theirplacement in a 2-D space. The first approach allows for theplacement of data points anywhere on the plane accordingto an anticipated performance strategy. The contribution(weight) of each data point varies according to a power function of the distance from the control cursor. The secondapproach uses constrained vertex colored triangulations ofmanifolds with labels placed at the vertices of triangulartiles. Weights are computed by barycentric projection ofthe control cursor position.