The form of sound through hybrid materials

Laura Ferrarello, Kevin Walker

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We describe a digital design process utilising real-time data in 3D modeling and 3D printing. Digital Impressionism is a platform explores new material possibilities, by modelling not only objects and environments but invisible forces that act upon them. Using a 3D pointcloud as a medium, we describe a project run with our students in our programme incorporating real-time audio data to manipulate 3D forms, resulting in new static and dynamic forms with what we call a hybrid materiality. We introduce the project, discuss related work, describe our methodology and results, then discuss the implications and next steps.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2016 Posters
Place of PublicationLos Angeles
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSIGGRAPH 2016 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201628 Jul 2016


ConferenceSIGGRAPH 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • sound
  • materials
  • 3D
  • design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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