Musical Applications and Design Techniques for the Gametrak Tethered Spatial Position Controller

Adrian Freed, Daniel Overholt, Anne-Marie Hansen, Devin McCutchen, Andy Schmeder, Winslow Burleson, Camilla Nøregaard Jensen, Alex Mesker

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    The Gametrak spatial position controller has been saved from the fate of so many discontinued gaming controllers to become an attractive and increasingly popular platform for experimental musical controllers, math and science manipulatives, large scale interactive installations and as a playful tangible gaming interface that promotes inter-generational creative play and discovery . After introducing the peculiarities of the GameTrak and comparing it to related spatial position sensing systems we survey musical applications of the device. The short paper format cannot do justice to the depth and breadth of such applications, so projects have been selected based on whether they represent unusual or surprising uses of the controller or because they represent fruitful platforms for future work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference
    EditorsFabien Gouyon, Álvaro Barbosa, Xavier Serra
    Number of pages6
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Electronic)978-989-95577-6-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventSound and Music Computing - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 23 Jul 200925 Jul 2009
    Conference number: 6


    ConferenceSound and Music Computing


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