Tangible Signals - Physical Representation of Sound and Haptic Control Feedback

This paper describes the Ph.D. research project “Tangible Signals” which is currently in its initial phase. This project investigates the dynamic physical representation and haptic feedback control of computer music and sound data using motorized and augmented objects. The research focuses on artistic and performative contributions that this approach offers. Special attention is given to the collaboration with visually impaired people, as they are very limited in the use of exclusively GUI-based interaction. On the following pages the background of the project will be described and methods, research questions and work progress will be presented.