Christopher W. Branton

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Casiers are a class of tangible interface elements that structure the physical and functional composition of tangibles and complementary interactors (e.g., buttons and sliders). Casiers allow certain subsets of interactive functionality to be accessible across diverse interactive systems (with and without graphical mediation, employing varied sensing(More)
We describe an approach for a class of tangible interaction elements that are applicable across a broad variety of interactive systems. These tangibles share certain physical, visual, tagging, and software conventions, while fostering diversity in many aspects of design and function. Building on related techniques using paper and graspable artifacts as(More)
Distributed, tangible, collaborative applications involve potentially complex interactions of users, computing platforms, and physical artifacts. Realizing the necessary connections for these interactions can create hardware and software dependencies early in development, resulting in a system that is difficult to adapt to design changes. The Ensemble(More)
Laptop Orchestras (LOs) have recently become a very popular mode of musical expression. They engage groups of performers to use ordinary laptop computers as instruments and sound sources in the performance of specially created music software. Perhaps the biggest challenge for LOs is the distribution, management and control of software across heterogeneous(More)
Laptop Orchestras (LOs) have recently become a very popular mode of musical expression. They engage groups of performers to use ordinary laptop computers as instruments and sound sources in the performance of specially created music software. By using an orchestral metaphor, LOs provide an engaging and challenging environment to experiment with(More)
In this paper I present a series of concept designs that address modes of ecological transportation: concerned with the urban ecology, these are portable devices design proposals for a public bus and body-devices for bicyclists. Could these promote a better understanding of the urban natural systems and therefore encourage ecological activities within a(More)
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