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.


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.