VRitual AV: Tactile Micro Interface

Stephen Gibson (Performer)

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Continuing on the motion-based work of Virtual DJ, Virtual VJ, and Opto-Phono-Kinesia (OPK) I have developed a new project VRitual AV. In response to the limitations introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, I developed a more portable and simpler interface than the room-scale Gesture and Media System GAMS motion-tracking system used in the above projects.

VRitual AV uses the Leap Motion 3D controller, as well as a multi-touch iPad interface (in TouchOSC) to enable small-area gestural control of sound and light. It deliberately uses as few technological resources as possible in a limited spatial area, while retaining the complexity of interaction required for an expert (as opposed to a general) interactive performance. The interface is a model for portability, and in addition serves as a solution for older body-based performers (including myself), who may physically struggle with larger-area interaction.

VRitual AV enables the performer to move his or her hands and draw to perform and mix music, lights and visuals in real-time with relative precision. The ultimate in tactile audio-visual interfaces!
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2022
EventLive Visuals Book Launch - Iklectik, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Nov 20226 Nov 2022


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