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PocoPoco



Introduction

What is PocoPoco ?

PocoPoco is a new musical interface which an user can play only by very intuitive and tactile actions such as "pushing", "catching" and "turning". We developed original solenoid actuator units with built-in several sensors, and produced a box-shaped device using 16 the units as an universal input/output device. And we apply the up-and-down movement of them to new musical expression. This device is a versatile interface that can atrract both player and audience by physical movement of the interface itself and have possibility to be used in a wide range of applications including games, telecommunication, and musical performance.

PocoPocoは「動き」に着眼した新しい音楽インタフェースです。 「押す」「掴む」「回す」といったシンプルな演奏方法によって、誰でも簡単にループミュージックを演奏・作曲することが出来ます。 音が光や動きを伴って表現されることで、演奏者と鑑賞者の双方にとって直感的な演奏が可能となります。 音、光、動きが三位一体となるPocoPocoのパフォーマンスをお楽しみください!

Performance


PocoPoco is very easy even for children and beginners with no musical experience. On the other hand,PocoPoco is a sophisticated instrument which can be used to create compelling performances. Our demonstration live performances can be watched on our youtube channnel : http://www.youtube.com/user/IDEEALab
If you are interested in inviting our unit "PocoPoco Brothers" for some events, feel free to mail to ideealab (at) gmail.com!

PocoPocoは子供や音楽初心者にもとても簡単に操作できる直感的な音楽インタフェースです.一方でこの楽器を使いこなせば本格的な演奏をすることが可能です.私たちの研究チームでは研究者兼演奏者としてパフォーマンスの実演を行っています.パフォーマンスの様子はYouTube状でご覧になれます : http://www.youtube.com/user/IDEEALab
私たちの演奏ユニット「PocoPoco Brothers」への演奏依頼等は,ideealab (at) gmail.com までお気軽にご連絡ください!

Details

To get more information about PocoPoco, please see our papers indicated below.
より詳細な情報は,以下の研究論文よりご参照ください.

    English
  1. Yuya Kikukawa, Toshiki Yoshiike, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Takaharu Kanai, Tetsuaki Baba, Kumiko Kushiyama, A design process of musical interface “PocoPoco”: An interactive artwork case study, Asia Digital Art and Design Association (ADADA) 2013 Jornal col.17 No.01
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  2. Yuya Kikukawa, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Takaharu Kanai, Toshiki Yoshiike, Tetsuaki Baba, Kumiko Kushiyama, PocoPoco: A Kinetic Musical Interface With Electro-Magnetic Levitation Units, New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) 2012
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  3. Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Takaharu Kanai, Yuya Kikukawa, Tetsuaki Baba, Kumiko Kushiyama, Observational Analyzing the Effects of the Physical Object's Movement on Users With Eye-Tracking, Asia Digital Art and Design Association Internatinal Conference ADADA2011, pp51-52, ADADA, 2011
  4. Takaharu Kanai, Yuya Kikukawa, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Tetsuaki Baba, and Kumiko Kushiyama. 2011. PocoPoco: a tangible device that allows users to play dynamic tactile interaction. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Emerging Technologies (SIGGRAPH '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 12 , 1 pages. DOI=10.1145/2048259.2048271 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2048259.2048271
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  5. Takaharu Kanai, Yuya Kikukawa, Tatsuhiko Suzuki, Tetsuaki Baba, and Kumiko Kushiyama. 2011. PocoPoco: a tangible device that allows users to play dynamic tactile interaction. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters (SIGGRAPH '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 50 , 1 pages. DOI=10.1145/2037715.2037772 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2037715.2037772
    Japanese
  1. 金井 隆晴,菊川 裕也,鈴木 龍彦,馬場 哲晃,串山 久美子, PocoPoco:実物体の動きを利用した楽器演奏インタフェース, 情報処理学会論文誌, Journal Article,一般社団法人情報処理学会,2012,2012-03-15, Vol.53, No.3, pp:1050-1060, http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110008802663/
  2. 金井 隆晴,菊川 裕也,鈴木 龍彦,馬場 哲晃,串山 久美子 : ソレノイドを利用した動的触覚呈示デバイスによる音楽演奏インタフェースの提案,インタラクション2011,情報処理学会,2011
    [ pdf ]

Get in touch

As matters stand, PocoPoco is not for sale. We are making various improvement in the device day and day, and news is reported on this web site. So please check this site and if you have any questions or requests, please contact us.