Triangulation at Boston Creative Coders' Tech Poetics Event

Triangulation is the result of a desire to map timbral properties to spatial relations. The piece consists of a self-contained triangular prism, 2 ft on a side and 8 inches deep. On its sides are embedded 16 IR sensors, and 2 speakers which serve as the inputs and outputs of the piece. Distance from each IR sensor is calculated using high-speed analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) which feed into a Raspberry Pi running PureData. The PureData patch maps the sensor data to the amplitudes of a chorus of voices, which together form a drone that is neither major nor minor, but complex enough to expressively sculpt in the space between your hands.


Triangulation has been installed at:

  • Illuminus Boston
  • Curious Sound Objects
  • Tech Poetics (Boston Creative Coders)
  • MIT Maker Faire
  • Boston Decompression
  • Firefly Arts Festival

Triangulation at Illuminus 2014.