The Planetarium as a Musical Instrument
- On Monday I demoed and delivered a paper entitled "The Planetarium as a Musical Instrument" at the 2012 New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference (NIME 2012) in Ann Arbor.
The paper is here:
the poster slides are here:
The conference site is here:
There are a few photos of this initial game in action here:
Summer plans include substantial extensions to the geometries, music mapping, and player ability to explore a virtual geometric universe. The current version is the first stab at this, and so far, so good.
I am interested in the possibility of developing a commercial product that is a geometric game to be played on domes that translates game state to synthesized music. Players would play using iPads and Android devices. The emphasis would be on aesthetics and fun rather than "education" per se, but some geometry and music theory might rub off. Opinions and critiques of the idea are welcome.
Dale Parson, Kutztown University of PA, Computer Science