The Imaginary Marching Band
The Imaginary Marching Band is a series of open-source wearable instruments that allow the wearer to create real music simply by pantomiming playing an instrument.
It is also a performance piece, an actual Band who will be performing using the gloves at a variety of festivals and institutions around the world this summer and fall.
This project is open-source, both as software and as hardware. The hope is to encourage others to experiment within this area of design: the creation of invisible interfaces that perfectly mimic their real world counterparts, and in so doing inspire a sense of play and enhance – rather than diminish – the creative experience.
Download my final paperhere.