Bloom is a flower-like analog oscillator on a transparent substrate comprised of three piezoelectric transducers, one transistor, one 3V battery, three LEDs, three photoresistors, and three resistors. This circuit is configured in a feedback loop which allows it to self-oscillate and produce variable light/sound sequences. The transparent substrate and stem-like conductive trace design gives each component an aesthetic quality. Photoresistors on the piezo elements provide subtle interaction by changing the electrical resistance when light is more or less present. This device is part of an ongoing audio feedback project, SHAPE, with support from The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.

PEOPLE:
> Jason Cress, Graduate Student Researcher

DOCUMENTATION:
> Video

PROJECT:
> SHAPE, Sound and Habitat Audio Prototyping Environment

Additional Project Images
2019