IDEOFON joined new media artist and designer Simon Morris’ project, with a focus on skateboarding, architecture and open source technologies. It is comprised of artists, skateboarders and designers seeking new ways of interacting with city spaces through the integration of technology, live performance and urban interventions.
THE SONIFICATION OF SKATEBOARDING
The Augmented Ramp is an interactive skateboard halfpipe transformed into a musical instrument. Embedded inside the ramp are 16 piezoelectric sensors and 4 contact microphones. Each sensor converts the vibrations from the ramp into triggers. Software processes these triggers and generates sounds, transforming the halfpipe into a musical instrument.
The Augmented Ramp was constructed in July 2012 during the Gagnef Festival in Sweden.