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Title: MixPlore: a digital performance using tangible user interfaces based on cocktail mixology


Author: Zune Lee, Sungkyun Chang, Chang Young Lim


Graduate School of Culture Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 1504 Lotte Tower Apt., Sindaebang, Dongjak, Seoul 156-711, Korea.
Music and Audio Research Group, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, D406, 864-1, Iui-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do 443-270, Korea.
Graduate School of Culture Technology, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Tehcnology, RM#3232, N8 bldg, 335 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong, Daejeon 305-701, Korea


Abstract: This paper presents MixPlore, a framework for a live digital performance inspired by cocktail mixology. It aims to maximise the pleasure of mixology, presenting the cocktail as a plentiful art medium through which people can fully enjoy new synesthetic content created through the integration of bartending and musical creation. For this, we created tangible user interfaces utilising cup, tin, glass, muddler, costume display, etc. Making cocktails is followed by a performance including music composition. At the end of every repertoire, the performer presents the resulting 'sonic cocktails' to the audience.


Keywords: cocktail mixology; recipes; taste; sound; mapping; TUI; tangible user interface; live digital performance; art; technology; bartending; music creation; cocktails; musical composition; sonic cocktails.


DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2011.039841


Int. J. of Arts and Technology, 2011 Vol.4, No.2, pp.133 - 154


Available online: 22 Apr 2011



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