Saturday, February 14, 2009

Let your kids be heard!

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.

Follow him at and visit his site often for some happy distractions.

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