This is a Max/MSP driven react-table. The user can mix beats and synths with effects by placing, moving and rotating blocks on a back-lit glass surface. It was created for public use and has been shown at various events across the south-west including Bristol Festival.Some effects only affect the closest sound source, others affect all relative to their distance appart. All the sound loops are inter-changable and with very little effort, some unique and bizarre sounds can be made!
Here are a couple of pictures of tangiblocks being used at Bristol Festival 2009, courtesy of Matt Gibson.
The blocks have 'fiducial' markers on the bottom, which are picked up by a CCD cam underneath. The max patch does the rest of the work.
Contact me if you want to know more or want the max patch.