Turning the Tables: An Interactive Surface for VJing

  • Stuart Taylor
  • Shahram Izadi
  • David Kirk
  • Richard Harper
  • Armando Garcia-Mendoza

Proceeding of CHI 2009 |

Published by Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.

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In this paper we describe VPlay, a multi-touch tabletop application that allows users to mix and manipulate multiple video streams in real-time. Our aim is to explore how such an interactive surface can support and augment practices around VJing – a form of video performance art that is becoming increasingly popular in nightclubs and other music events. We conclude with observations from a field deployment, which highlight some initial thoughts and reflections on our design rationale.