The Resonance table is the prototype of an interactive audiovisual project created by the designer and artist Dr Jonathan Duckworth, and developed by his team at the CiART lab (Creative Interventions, Art and Rehabilitative Technology) at RMIT University (Melbourne). This digital project encourages collaborative and cooperative modes of interaction for small groups of performers, who sit face to face around an interactive surface on which they construct complex sounds individually and collectively.
The movement and manipulation of objects on the table creates sonic disturbances, pulsating visual lines and causes geometric fragments displayed on the table to light up.
The piece creates a space of intimacy and moments of playful resonance between the performers, who try to strike the aesthetic balance when creating a composition.
Dr Duckworth has worked in collaboration with the composer Dr James Hullick to customize the Resonance table for the “Amplified Elephants” project, involving musicians with intellectual disabilities, as part of a musical performance entitled “These Compulsive Behaviours: RE:EVOLUTION”
CiART (Creative Interventions, Art and Rehabilitative Technology) is a research laboratory headed by Dr Jonathan Duckworth at RMIT University, which investigates interaction design, games and digital technology applied to health sciences and other related disciplines. Dr Duckworth has been working on this project with Professor Peter H. Wilson, psychologist at the Australian Catholic University and the professor of Neuroscience David Shum of Griffith University.
Resonance can be used by musicians, VJs, electronic artists, performers, marketing and events companies, and educational and health institutions.