Ocarina: Designing the iPhone's Magic Flute

  title={Ocarina: Designing the iPhone's Magic Flute},
  author={Ge Wang},
  journal={Computer Music Journal},
Ocarina, created in 2008 for the iPhone, is one of the first musical artifacts in the age of pervasive, app-based mobile computing. It presents a flute-like physical interaction using microphone input, multi-touch, and accelerometers—and a social dimension that allows users to listen in to each other around the world. This article chronicles Smule's Ocarina as a mobile musical experiment for the masses, examining in depth its design, aesthetics, physical interaction, and social interaction, as… CONTINUE READING