Wireless Dance Control: PAIR and WISEAR

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Wireless Dance Control: PAIR and WISEAR
WISEAR (Wireless Sensor Array) is a Linux based Embeddedx86 TS- 5600 SBC (Single Board Computer) specifically configured for use with music, dance and video performance technologies. The device offers a general purpose solution to many sensor and gestural controller problems. Much like the general purpose CPU, which resolved many issues of its predecessor (ie., the special purpose DSP chip), the WISEAR box attempts to move beyond custom made BASIC stamp projects that are often created on a per- performance basis and rely heavily on MIDI. WISEAR is both lightweight and wireless. Unlike several commercial alternatives, it is also a completely open source project. PAIR (Partnering Analysis in Real Time) exploits the power of WISEAR and revisits the potential of hardware- based systems for real- time measurement of bodily movement. Our goal was to create a robust yet adaptable system that could attend to both general and precise aspects of performer interaction. Though certain commonaliti...
Peter Swendsen, David Topper
Added 28 Jun 2010
Updated 28 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where NIME
Authors Peter Swendsen, David Topper
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