MIT Media Lab has created a work that provides a synaesthetic environment for multi-sensory engagement and mindful movement.
Tapis Magique ('magic carpet') is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet that generates three-dimensional sensor data based on body postures and gestures, driving an immersive sonic environment in real-time.
It provides a canvas for dancers and sound artists to modulate sound, perform and compose a musical piece based on choreography and vice versa. It also creates an auditory-gestural synaesthetic environment that invites and encourages audiences to interact and express themselves with the tapis, experiencing a magical connection that stimulates the body and mind.
Designer: MIT Media Lab
Project: Tapis Magique
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