Trice

June 2014

  • Design Fiction
  • Audio synthesis
  • SuperCollider
  • Arduino

In collaboration with Kaitlyn Schwalje and Anders Erlendsson at CIID

When driverless cars become the norm, what activities will passengers engage in?

“Trice” allows strangers to send each other tactile messages through their car windows. A sender traces a message on his or her window. Sounds spatially mapped to the area of the window pane are triggered upon stroking or tapping. The receiver accepts the message with an open palm to the window and both hears and feels the sound signature of the sender’s drawing path.

A big thank you to Volvo for providing us with a concept car to play around with for a week.