The Party Fountain

UIST 2013 Student Innovation Contest


The Party Fountain allows shared control over a music playlist by turning taps that control mood features (Joy, Tempo, Anger and Sensuality). The taps control the rates of the water jets corresponding to these features, giving a rich visualisation of the feature mix. Users can dynamically change the music by experimenting with the taps, with the spectacle reflecting the shared nature of musical experience.



The music analysis and retrieval is powered by Syntonetic's MoodAgent technology. A collaboration with Mark McGill, Danny Boland, Julie Williamson and Minko Daskalov.


Video to come.