Tangible Signals

The ongoing research project Tangible Signals by Jens Vetter investigates the physical representation of sound and haptic control feedback in the context of accessible computer music for visually impaired and blind musicians at BBI Federal Institute for the Blind Vienna and the Tangible Music Lab at the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. 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.kunstuni-linz.at/projects/tangible-signals/



Physical sound displays

Following interfaces were developed as research tools for the investigation, tests and performances of Tangible Signals.



The accessible and simplified web-based music environment WELLE was developed as a research tool to enable pupils at the Federal Institute for the Blind to create computer music.

live version: 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