I thought I exhausted my accumulated links with last weeks post, but I found a few more interactive tables to blog about.
Quoted from their website “The reacTable*, is a state-of-the-art multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the instrument by moving physical artefacts on the table surface…”
It uses physical tokens to interact with the table which of course has the benefit of precision but the draw back of maintenance, loss, etc.
Created by Potion Design, the Pond uses small lights to interact with the round screen. This is one of the few tables I’ve blogged about that I’ve actually seen in person, I can say the light wands offer precise control for many users (up to 6) at a high frame rate. I don’t think the project has been deployed in it’s final form anywhere yet, but its a lot of fun.
Developed by Onomy Labs the Tilty Table has been used at the San Jose Tech Museum. The interface consists of a table top that users tip to operate. The Twisty Table also incorporates twisting into the tabletop interface and has been used at the Maryland Science Center