Tangible Signals Jens Vetter is currently researching at the Tangible Music Lab at the University of Art and Design in Linz as PhD candidate under the supervision of Martin Kaltenbrunner. In his research project Tangible Signals he investigates the interactive physical representation of sound and focusses on enabling visually impaired and blind people to create computer music.
A first outcome of the research project is the web-based music environment WELLE, which is a text-based compositional tool to quickly generate beats, patterns and melodies in the web browser. Also three interactive prototypes are developed, that represent interactive physical sound displays.
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.
Project page: tamlab.ufg.at/tangible-signals
WELLE live version: tangible.uber.space