Pictured: The party fountain exhibit at the UIST conference dinner

A party fountain which allows users to select styles of music by turning taps that control music features (e.g. tempo and mood). The taps control the rates of water jets corresponding to these features, giving a rich visualisation of the feature mix. This mix is also visualised using waterproof LEDs (e.g. red for angry) within the container and by playing snippets of audio as feedback. Users can dynamically change their music experience by experimenting with the taps, with the spectacle reflecting the shared nature of musical experience.

Publication: Party Fountain, 2014. In ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST '14) Student Contest Entry. Oct 8 – 11, 2013, St Andrews, UK DOI Link