For this weeks looking outwards post, I decided to take a look at Bleep Space. Bleep Space is a project created by Andy Wallace and Dan Friel. It’s a toy that lets users to sequence various geometric animations along with sounds, allowing the user to create visual and auditory patterns.

people interacting with table top Bleep Space

The purpose of the interactive toy is not so much to create perfect tunes, but more to experiment with various sounds and their accompanying graphics. A tabletop installation was also created with many buttons surrounding a screen and is currently touring in different locations in New York. As users press buttons, different images and motion graphics appear on the screen. Originally, the program was written in openFrameWorks. However, the tabletop version had some edits and changes, taking away more complex features and making it more game-like with arcade features such as a timer to clear the screen.


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