What you wouldn't do yourself. And yet, this exists on a daily basis and I really invite you to pay attention to the why of the interfaces, not only to the why of their aesthetics but also to the why of their functions, of the actions they lead us to take. Why do I like? Why am I retweeting? Why am I bookmarking? Why such generosity in constantly suggesting more and more content? The answers are not unique, there are many and they are to be discovered.
Play musical ping pong! Written by Geoffrey A comment image manipulation service Friends who love sport, music or digital, here is a funny interactive and musical experience! Ping Pong FM is a diversion around table tennis: you just have to choose a song and try to keep the right tempo while playing ping pong. So if you play too slowly the music will distort or if you play too fast the rhythm will race! dp Imagined by Mark Wheeler, Christopher Arzt, Alaa Mendili, Camille Durand, Kevin Bleich, Demetre Arges, Paul Williamson, Graham Bullis, Catherine Schultz, Brandon Hilliard, Les Hilliard and Tyler Coray, this project seems to be in line with interactive, offbeat works and experimental, both in form and content.
On the technical side, Ping Pong FM uses microphones in each racket to listen to ball impacts and thus keep track of the game in real time. The audio signal from the microphone is then processed by an Arduino hidden in a radio box that listens for peaks above a certain sound volume. The Arduino directly connected by USB to a computer then sends this information to an application coded with open Frameworks. This application makes it possible to follow the rhythm of the exchange between the players and adjusts the speed of the music according to it.