Vocal Orb (2018)
Vocal Orb is an original technology developed by Courtney Staunton, Stacey Vertongen, and myself, in response to a brief from industry partners DeepBlue Orchestra and the Queensland Choir.
DeepBlue and the Queensland Choir approached our cohort looking for new and interesting ways to incorporate technology into their performances in 2019 and beyond.
In response to this we created Vocal Orb, a small device designed to be held by members of the choir and dynamically light them depending on live data from each individual performer’s singing.
Throughout this project I was in charge of physical prototyping as well as coding. The prototype was constructed using an Arduino microcontroller, coded in C++, as well as a microphone sensor and other components.
Upon presentation, Vocal Orb was selected as a finalist from this industry brief, and secured a contract worth $1500 for the creation of additional orbs for use in future performances.