A Falling Line

Byungjoo Lee*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A Falling Line is an interactive installation that creates responsive sound from participant's drawing on a black wall. In the form of white line, the drawing represents the waveform of the created sound. Audiences move a computer mouse to elongate the line but no modification or deletion of the existing line is allowed. To ensure the standard CD-quality sound (44100 kHz, 16 bit), a special electronics were used to extract the raw output from a high performance mouse. In terms of technology, this work demonstrates a novel concept of creating digital sound. In terms of artistic expression, the interaction provides high tension to the audience when trying to create some kind of meaningful sound from the irreversible drawing.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2016
EventACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - San Jose, United States
Duration: 7 May 201612 May 2016
Conference number: 34


ConferenceACM SIGCHI Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleACM CHI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Internet address


  • Digital sound
  • Drawing
  • Interactive artwork

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