Beats Exposed

Beats Exposed is an interactive experience in which an aerial performer uses a wearable technology that houses a Polar pulse sensor and a Moteino wireless transceiver. The transceiver sends the pulse signal to a second transceiver, which is attached by USB to a computer and sends the signal to the serial port. The serial transmission is then brought into a computer graphics application. The graphics are shown on a projector as they respond in real time to the pulse transmission. The graphics application also plays an audio sample of a heartbeat with each pulse. This is livestreamed to a website where audience members listen to the pulse with their smartphones and noise cancelling headphones.

Tech P5.js, Node.js,, Arduino, Moteino, Polar heartband, mobile

Projections built in P5.js. All respond to pulse input.