In this paper, we present the SensOrg, a musical CyberInstrument designed as a modular assembly of input/output devices and musical software, mapped and arranged according to functional characteristics of the Man-Instrument system. We discuss how the cognitive ergonomics of non-verbal and symbolic task modalities influenced the design of our hardware interface for asynchronous as well as synchronous task situations. Using malleable atoms and tangible bits, we externally represented the musical functionality in a physical interface which is totally flexible yet completely freezable.
|Title of host publication||Trends in Gestural Control of Music|
|Editors||M.M. Wanderley, M. Battier|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Publisher||IRCAM, Centre Pompidou|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Name||IRCAM Electronic Book Series|