Hearing sound isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Seeing sound. Interaction designer Lukazs Karluk put an audio clip through a gauntlet of digital and physical transformations, resulting in an augmented reality tabletop sculpture.
HoloDecks started with a single song. Karluk used an openFrameworks-enabled custom application to visualize the track into the shape of a disc-a nice nod to the shape of those quaint, old timey CDs and records-that he began to morph it into geometric waves, peaks, and valleys with the rhythm.
Eventually, he captured a screenshot, which became the basis for a 3D-printed MakerBot creation.
The last part is a bit tough to parse, but here goes: When viewed through a smartphone, “another layer of audio reactive visuals are mapped to the object,” resulting in a seemingly animated inanimate object.
It’s crazy. It’s cool. Watch the video: