AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION IN A DANCE-CLUB CONTEXT: DESIGN OF A SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE CREATION OF VISUALS

GERRIT KAISER, GUSTAV EKBLAD, LINNÉA BROLING

Abstract


We investigated possibilities of improved interaction between artist and audience in the context of the dance club culture. Music club events are already highly interactive and collaborative experiences, so we focused on the role of media and amateur content creation. We identified a number of design challenges and constraints and developed a design concept accordingly. Our system allows for audience members to collaborate with a professional VJ (“video-” or “visual jockey”) in the selection and creation of live visuals that will be displayed alongside and fitting to the music on a screen at the dance-floor. The audience members interact with the system through a physical “station” that allows input and creation of visual material. The VJ then selects from that material and arranges a engaging live presentation.


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