“Standing Waves” is an interactive multimedia installation based off of a 3D implementation of the universal wave equation. Motion-tracking controllers allow the audience to physically “drag” waves through the virtual pool. A system of oscillators hidden beneath these waves is used to sonify the amount of energy at each region of the system. Because each oscillator is tuned to a different frequency, participants can hear energy propagate throughout the system as they interact with it.
The piece was created with Processing using the glGraphics, PeasyCam, and minim libraries.