Soundbird is sound reactive painting being living on the screen.
Originally developed for IAC‘s gigantic multi-screen surface (106ft!) the Soundbird constantly moves across the screen, flying through the huge horizontal space of the pixel wall and creating painterly maps of the environment sounds. Sounds from the external world boost its energy and its colorful trails creating an abstract mapping of the environment sounds.

Simultaneously it was also used as an alternative painting application and it’s prints have been shown at the 2008 Busan International Design Festival – Korea.

Originally created in OpenGL for Jared Shifman’s Computational Forms class and later transcoded to Processing/Java using Daniel Shiffman’s Most-Pixels-Ever Library for the 1st BigScreens class at ITP.