A new iPhone music application and very unique device has been developed by the Poietic Studio, a London-based company that specialises in ‘interactive and spatial design, art and engineering”.
The iPhone Floating Orchestra allows you to control a bed of 19 floating balls with each one corresponding to a specific instrument. Every time a specific ball rises, there is also an increase in volume of the instrument. Watch the video after the jump to see the iPhone Floating Orchestra in action.
Poietic Studio explains : “The Floating Orchestra demonstrate the interaction of digital technology with the physical world. It’s proven to be hugely successful in engaging the public of all ages. A fun and engaging experience, that mixes digital technology with the physical world. There’s something intrinsically captivating about a levitating sphere and to have direct control over those spheres is a magical experience.”
Unfortunately there is very little detail on the mechanics behind the device or iPhone application but in the future Poietic Studio hopes to make the spheres move through motion detection technology, rather than having to use the controls on the iPhone.