The Living Tree: Using Surface Transducers to Explore the Secret Life of Trees through Sonic Interactions

Malthe Emil Blichfeldt, Jonathan Komang-Sønderbek, Frederik Højlund Westergård, Jonas Fritsch

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This paper presents the demo of the interactive listening installation The Living Tree, where surface transducers were deployed in a real-life setting to design immersive and affectively engaging sonic interactions exploring the life of trees. The surface transducer technology emits vibrations through whatever material you press it against, turning the material into a speaker. We present the design of the project which we will demo at DIS and elaborate on how surface transducers can be used as a design material for creating rich interactive experiences.
Translated title of the contributionDet Levende Træ; brug af Overflade-transdcuere til at udforske Træers hemmelige Liv gennem Lydlig Interaktion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '18 Companion Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date13 Jun 2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5631-2
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018

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