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Canvas Dance

Issue: XXII.5 September-October 2015
Page: 6
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Carla Griggio, Germán Leiva, Mario Romero

Canvas Dance is a dance visualization for parties. The visualization takes the motion input from the users' smartphones and represents each of them with a sphere of lights that embodies a set of mappings: Vertical movements "marking the beat" make the lights blink, and swinging the hips to the side flashes colors on the same side of the sphere. These simple mappings provide users with a vocabulary of visual effects that they can combine and appropriate into their own dancing style, and when dancing with friends they can use them to coordinate their dance steps and create visual effects together.

Griggio, C. and Romero, M. Canvas dance: An interactive dance visualization for large-group interaction. Proc. of CHI EA'15. ACM, New York, NY, 2015, 379–382.

DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2725453

Carla Griggio, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Germán Leiva, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Mario Romero, KTH Royal Institute of Technology