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The WiiWhorld visual synth makes it easy for anyone to create real-time video art.

The project, created by Chris Korda and Jeff Mission, combines the Nintendo Wiimote controller and the open-source geometric visualizer Whorld. By using software that translates the movements of the Wiimote into MIDI commands, it is possible to control the shape, color, and motion of an evolving digital artwork.

While there were plenty of technical hurdles to clear, the real challenge was taking a video game controller and reimagining it as a sort of digital paintbrush. Our goal was to program the controls to be simple enough to play with, but sophisticated enough to encourage exploration.

  • Motion-controlled, interactive digital artwork
  • Translates Nintendo Wiimote data to standard MIDI
  • Highly customizable control interface

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