Speaker is an interactive wire sculpting device that bends wire forms based on sound input. The user speaks into a small microphone on the device, which then starts to push and bend jewelry wire into a simplified sound wave contour based on his/her utterance. Sounds are thus physically ‘encoded’ into the wire, creating a tangible manifestation of an intangible sound.
The device explores the immediacy of the fabrication process by linking an ephemeral passage of sound to a physical entity. It furthermore acts as a means for the spoken word to be transcribed into an artifact of meaning.
Speaker is one of our projects that explore interfaces and devices that take real-time input to fabricate physical form. Read more on InteractiveFabrication.com .
Exhibited in ACM SIGCHI TEI in Funchal, Portugal, 2011
Maker Faire New York 2010
Published in Interactive fabrication: new interfaces for digital fabrication at TEI 2011
We are working on an exciting program where you can make an object with your voice, save it and make it real with a 3D printer!
Collaboration with Karl D.D. Willis.