A turntable is used in conjunction with a projector to establish a new interactive media device. By using these two components together the by nature analogue turntable unit is turned into a digital input and output device. A platform that can be used to create experimental interactive content originates: vinylOS.
vinylOS is an alternative controller (alt.ctrl) game console and media art installation based on a DJ turntable. The turntable is transformed into a screen by projecting onto it from above. Simultaneously it takes on the role of the input-device: by spinning, scratching or rewinding the vinyl you can control games or other audiovisual content. By interpreting established game genres and maybe even creating new ones vinylOS is evolving into an alternative gaming console.
vinylOS has been nominated for the 2017 Alt.Ctr. Award at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
vinylOS won the 2017 Audience Award at the A Maze Festival for Playful Media in Berlin.
Turntable, Projector, Timecode Vinyl, PC
Custom Unity3D application, PureData Sketch, xWax Library