Interaction Design theatre (IDtheatre) - the power of new media

Rethinking home audio and understanding how and where people share music was the jumping point for creating Skube. We are moving more towards a digital and online music listening experience, current portable music players are not adapted for this environment. And sharing music in communal spaces is neither convenient nor easy, especially when we all have such different taste in music.

The result of our exploration is Skube, a music player that allows you to discover and share music and facilitates the decision process of picking tracks when in a communal setting.

It is a fully working prototype through the combination of using Arduino, Max/MSP and an XBee wireless network. We access the Last.fm API to populate the Skube with tracks and scrobble, and using their algorithms to find similar music when in Discover mode. Then using Applescript, we get Spotify to play the music. We use XBees for the wireless communication between the each Skubes and to the computer using custom software that manages all this.

You can see how the tech works in this video vimeo.com/49343338

For more information, please check out the blog post: soundplusdesign.com/?p=5516

Project by:

Andrew Nip - andrewnip.com
Andrew Spitz - andrew-spitz.com
Ruben van de Vleuten - rubenvandervleuten.com
Malthe Borch - ciid.dk/education/portfolio/idp12/students/malthe-martin-borch/

As part of the Tangible User Interface module at CIID ran by Vinay Venkatraman, David Cuartielles, Richard Shed, and Tomek Ness.

Music:

Artist - Kirsten & Marie
Track - My Dear
Album - Discover the Sound of Denmark

# vimeo.com/49343337 Uploaded 30.2K Plays 10 Comments

Interaction Design theatre (IDtheatre) - the power of new media

Roman Grasy

This channel is all about Interaction Design and new Technology, creative digital thoughts and powerfull workz.

@Interaction Designer...let's go to the IDtheatre and get inspired by the amazing world of new media.
hosted by:
(http://www.romangrasy.de /…


+ More

This channel is all about Interaction Design and new Technology, creative digital thoughts and powerfull workz.

@Interaction Designer...let's go to the IDtheatre and get inspired by the amazing world of new media.
hosted by:
(http://www.romangrasy.de / http://twitter.com/roman_grasy)
(http://www.daveik.com/ http://twitter.com/d4ve)
(http://www.jan-barth.de / http://twitter.com/janbarth)
(http://www.marklukas.de / http://twitter.com/markusch1985)
(http://www.jonaskimmelmann.de)
(http://www.markuslorenzschilling.de/)

You have an interresting project and want to promote it?
...just write us a mail or post it in the shout box!

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

  • Jean-Michel Rolland

    Interactive Vjing on Gnawa fusion in Morocco:
    vimeo.com/173015914

    by Jean-Michel Rolland

  • Animishmish

    “Subway Stories” is an interactive storytelling platform exploring the inner-lives of commuters in New York City.
    vimeo.com/80763332

    by Animishmish

  • Kristoffer W. Mikkelsen

    Please check out my interaction design thesis project titled 'Collide' from School of Visual Arts, NYC, MFA 2015.
    Collide is an experimental image tool for digital artists - making interactivity easy and code free!
    vimeo.com/dkkwm/collide
    kristofferwmikkelsen.com for more work.

    by Kristoffer W. Mikkelsen

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.