Reactable is an electronic musical instrument with a Tangible User Interface tabletop that enables visitors to create a wide range of exciting digital music. By placing blocks called tangibles on the table that interface with the visual display, visitors control virtual synthesizers and sequencers to create music or sound effects. The instrument captivates through direct and immediate feedback and guides the player to understand and explore sound generation in an intuitive way, no matter the age or musical knowledge.
Its multi-user capability allows several players to use the installation simultaneously and promotes collaborative compositions. A visual display of the tabletop is projected onto the white wall next to the exhibit so other visitors of the museum are able to watch the action from a distance. Reactable is accessible to all ages.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Santa Barbara, CA