A Falling Line

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A Falling Line is an interactive installation that creates responsive sound from participant's drawing on a black wall. In the form of white line, the drawing represents the waveform of the created sound. Audiences move a computer mouse to elongate the line but no modification or deletion of the existing line is allowed. To ensure the standard CD-quality sound (44100 kHz, 16 bit), a special electronics were used to extract the raw output from a high performance mouse. In terms of technology, this work demonstrates a novel concept of creating digital sound. In terms of artistic expression, the interaction provides high tension to the audience when trying to create some kind of meaningful sound from the irreversible drawing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2016
Subtitle of host publication#chi4good - Extended Abstracts, 34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340823
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 7
Event34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 2016 May 72016 May 12

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference34th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Authors.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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