Musical Curtain is another project that I designed and built at the Interactive Technologies Program of NYU Tisch School of Arts.

It is an interactive curtain that simulates the sounds of nature when it is touched. Beautiful natural sounds of birds and wind chimes, and the natural look of the curtain, quickly shift attention away from the technology itself, inviting users to interact with the curtain naturally by touch to shape the sound. Touch sensors (flex sensors) are placed along the wooden-beaded strings of the curtain that trigger the musical algorithm that is created through Max/MSP - the visual programming language software. The goal of the project is to create a warm and inviting environment using technology in household decorations. New technologies are bringing significant shifts into our lives. As new technologies such as sensors, wireless computing, flexible displays, and others support entertainment applications, households will have the opportunity to interact with each other and the world around them in new ways.

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 Arduino: Green wires are attached to the flex sensors

Arduino: Green wires are attached to the flex sensors

 Flex / Ben Sensor: We used 4 of these

Flex / Ben Sensor: We used 4 of these

 Max / MSP patch: The musical algorithm we wrote to simulate sound of nature

Max / MSP patch: The musical algorithm we wrote to simulate sound of nature

 Musical Curtain

Musical Curtain