Sound Planet: An Interactive Sound Visualization on the Spherical Display for Group Work
Association for Computing Machinery
Sound Planet is a spherically-shaped interactive installation with the group interaction and the real-time visualization against audiences' voice and singing. The audience approaches the sleeping planet, wakes it up, creates some artifacts such as soil, water, and atmosphere, and then populates it with the life forms, thereby creating a living planet of their own. Its compelling storyline reinforces the audience's experience while the audience - mostly young children - establishes an emotional engagement with the fictitious planet. The installation whose primary purpose is to provide the synesthetic experience to young children has been operational since April 2014, serving about one hundred children and their family per day.