Paper Note ~ A Tangible Paper Waveform (2012)

Paper Note creates a tangible waveform by transforming a recording into a series of disks.

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The user records a message or sound which is then analyzed by the program and mapped into a waveform of 450 sample points. Each sample point is transformed into a paper disk with the size of the disk representing the volume of the recording at a specific point - the louder the volume, the bigger the disk. Our algorithm scales the physical waveform to a sculpture size of approximately 14cm. This project was created in collaboration with Andrew Spitz ( and coded used Processing (

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Artist Statement

The purpose of this project was to enable people a transform something that is fleeting - such as their voice and the message that it carries - into a tangible paper sculpture.

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