Beat Box

Developers: Margaret Dolinsky, Edward J. Dambik, Indiana University


Beat Box presents networked CAVE™ participants with a playful arena of interactive virtual sound machines.

Each of three machines has a unique periodic duration and controls, respectively, tones or notes, ambient loops and bass sounds.

Beat Box is virtual sonic chronometry as the environment is enveloped in keeping time with the sound machines.

Participants cycle through sound selections and give voice to a sound by introducing it to a thoroughly odd indigenous head. Each head represents a distinct interval in a scale that contributes to the resultant delivery of the collective instruments.


Date: July 1, 2001 - September 1, 2002
M. Dolinsky, Indiana University

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