I researched other designs already produced by Processing; looking at various different design pieces and Processing projects. I really wanted to see what Processing could achieve and the different directions you can take Processing to create artistic interactive pieces.
http://processing.org/exhibition/ exhibits a collated collection of Projects created with Processing.
This website gave me some really intricate examples of interactive projects which are produced by coded Processing.
The projects below I found were extremely interesting in terms of processing information and interaction:
Sound Machines – http://www.the-product.org/soundmachines
A visual instrument which composes and controls electronic music in a comprehensive and responsive way.
Three units, which are resembling standard record players, translate concentric visual patterns into control signals for further processing in any music software. The rotation of the discs, each holding three tracks, can be synced to a sequencer.
The Soundmachines premiered on the Volkswagen New Beetle stand at the IAA motor show in late Summer 2011. In cooperation with the sounddesigner/ producer Yannick Labbé of TRICKSKI fame, we developed three unique discs, each controlling one track of an Ableton Live Set exclusively made for the Event. The show was supported by a set of realtime generated visuals, running on a 25m wide LED wall.
by The Product* a Berlin based-studio for spatial and media-related design.
Fluid – http://cargocollective.com/hnx/fluid
A concept study of an interacting, changing surface. While getting Input from the hands of its spectators, it’s surface changes from liquid to solid, from plain to three-dimensional symmetric patterns. It provokes you to get in touch with it, to play with it’s open interface and to collaborate with other people to find out how far you can push it.
Max Planck Research Networks – http://max-planck-research-networks.net/
For this visualization, we analysed data from SciVerse Scopus for over 94,000 publications over the last ten years. A dynamic network provides a high-level map of the Max Planck Institutes and their connections. The size of the institute icons represents the number of scientific publications, and the width of the connecting lines the number of jointly published papers between two institutes.
The map of Max Planck institutes on the right shows their respective locations, whereas the world map on the bottom shows the locations of external collaboration partners.