Melange
A computational fluid dynamics audiovisual instrument

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Melange is a real time audiovisual instrument that treats fluid flow as an expressive computational substance.

It uses a depth sensing camera aimed at a table for tactile velocity input and multiple one-dimensional spring-mass systems for sonification. The majority of calculations are done on the GPU, allowing for very high fidelity simulations. 

Melange served as my Masters project for the Media Arts & Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara.

A complete writeup and video documentation are forthcoming.