Pulse Mode allows participants to interact in real time with the audiovisual mix and trigger events that represent social engagement and mirror aesthetic preferences of the collaborative interaction.
The installation space consists of a fragmented 3D screen of 7 irregular rectangular shapes, an info screen (tablet), a Mindwave sensor, and a second tablet for the Mindwave settings. Mobile devices of the participants can be used to select preferences and adjust properties of the system in real time using a web interface and a server that communicates with the processing units. An Ableton Live set includes all the audio tracks that are controlled by Max For Live devices according to the incoming information. The MaxMSP/Jitter visual processing unit controls the composition and the projection mapping, and a Processing sketch reads and controls the Mindwave interface.