Interactive technology is always fun, especially when it's something I could introduce to the kids and let them run with it.
One great example, which had Vivian occupied for a good hour, was Zefrank's voice driven drawing tool.
It's a little flash application that allows you to control a brush with sound. A low volume sound guides the cursor counterclockwise; a medium-volume will straighten the line; and, a high volume sound will lead the cursor clockwise. It's actually kinda neat.
Eventually the whole family was howling at the computer trying to do our own vocal etch-a-sketch-like artwork.
Here's Vivian's masterpiece as it developed.
Here's a result of playing Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" to the tool.
You know, if you don't know Frank, you're missing out.