Tangible Signals

The research project Tangible Signals investigates the interactive physical representation of sound and focusses on enabling visually impaired and blind people to create computer music at the Tangible Music Lab at the University of Art and Design in Linz as PhD candidate under the supervision of Martin Kaltenbrunner
Outcomes of the research project Tangible Signals so far are three interactive physical sound displays and the web-based music environment WELLE, which is a text-based compositional tool to quickly generate beats, patterns and melodies in the web browser. The interactive devices can be used to display and manipulate aspects sound, like rhythmic patterns, envelopes, volume settings, etc. and interact with the software.

The research project is funded by a DOC Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences at the Tangible Music Lab / Institute of Media Studies, University of Art and Design Linz.

Tangible Signals:  tamlab.ufg.at/tangible-signals

live version of WELLE: welle.live






Jens Vetter. 2021. Tangible Signals - Prototyping Interactive Physical Sound Displays. TEI '21: Fifteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Salzburg, Austria. link pdf

Jens Vetter. 2020. WELLE - a web-based music environment for the blind. NIME '20, Birmingham, United Kingdom. link pdf

Jens Vetter. 2019. Tangible Signals - Physical Representation of Sound and Haptic Control Feedback. TEI '19: International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Tempe, USA. link pdf

Jens Vetter. 2019. Netz 2.0: Towards Site-Specific Performative Topologies. xCoAx '19. Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Milan, Italy. link pdf

Jens Vetter. 2018. Performative Topologies For Musical Expression. Master Thesis, Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. pdf

Martin Kaltenbrunner & Jens Vetter. 2018. Tquencer: A Tangible Musical Sequencer Using Overlays. TEI '18, International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Stockholm, Sweden. link pdf

Jens Vetter. 2017. Homo Restis: Constructive Control Through Modular String Topologies. NIME '17. Proceedings of the 17th Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Copenhagen, Denmark. link pdf