ColliderDesk

Jihye Kim

Oktober / October - 2018

Universität der Künste Berlin

What is ist?

“Who likes to play?” „ColliderDesk“ is a table that – at first glance – allows the usual uses in everyday life.  But once you have a closer look you realize it is hacked and integrates a game concept of sensors, networking and sound generation.

What is the Topic?

Users can create different sounds by moving objects on top of the table. Each object incorporates a different Sensor ID and therefore generates a specific sound. All players are wirelessly connected via headphones and sensors and improvise with playing a virtual music instrument without learning.

Why does it look like this?

he system offers everybody a chance to experience pleasure or comfort through play. The game also teaches us how to interact in our society and how to communicate between people. You would like to try?

What is special?

„ColliderDesk“ is a table that – at first glance – allows the usual uses in everyday life. But once you have a closer look you realize it is hacked and integrates a game concept of sensors, networking and sound generation. Users can create different sounds by moving objects on top of the table.

What is new?

Each object incorporates a different Sensor ID and therefore generates a specific sound. All players are wirelessly connected via headphones and sensors and improvise with playing a virtual music instrument without learning. The system offers everybody a chance to experience pleasure or comfort through play.