Buildacode – Tangible Sound Programming Tool

BUILDACODE is an experimental tool for sound programming, which seeks the integration of object’s manipulation into a visual programming environment for real-time sound creation. It’s aimed for people that with or without previous programming knowledge, would be able to enjoy tangible sound coding through the manipulation of friendly objects.

It is made out of 24 foam cubes of 25cm3 each. By building different figures and shapes with them, you construct different sounds and compositions.

Buildacode was selected as a semi finalist of the 2015 Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition held in Georgia Tech, Atlanta.

The Work was realised within the framework of EMARE Move On at Queensland University of Technology with support of the Culture 2013 Programme of the European Commission and the Goethe Institute and Werkleitz Centre for Media Arts.

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It’s an iteration of my other project Buildasound.