[ISEA2010] Paper: Christopher Salter & Marije Baalman – SenseStage: Low Cost Open Source Wireless Sensor Infrastructure for Live Performance and Interactive Real Time Environments


SenseStage is a research-creation project to develop small, low cost and low power wireless sensor hardware together with software infrastructure specifically for use in live theater, dance and music performance as well as for the design of interactive, real-time environments involving distributed, heterogeneous sensing modalities.

The project consists of three components:

  1. • a series of small, battery powered wireless PCBs that can acquire and transmit input from a range of analog and digital sensors.
  2. • an open source software environment that enables the real-time sharing of such sensor data among designers and
  3. • plug in modules that enable the analysis of such sensor data streams in order to provide building blocks for the generation of complex dynamics for output media.
  • Christopher Salter (CA) is an artist, Associate Professor in fine arts at Concordia University and researcher at Hexagram, Montreal. Salter’s performances, installations and publications have been presented at numerous festivals and conferences around the world. He is the author of Entangled (MIT press, 2010).
  • Marije Baalman (NL/CA)is an artist and scientist. She studied Applied Physics in Delft and and completed her Ph.D. on Wave Field Synthesis at the TU Berlin. She works in the areas of real time audio and wireless sensor networks and performs and publishes internationally in artistic and scientific contexts.

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