The ChopStix setup.

2009/2010 by [intlink id=”2″ type=”page”]Till Bovermann[/intlink].
Choptix is a tangible auditory interface, designed to display and control spatially distributed near realtime data. It reclaims the abstract of digitally processed information, and provides a different access to environmental data. It is a calm system dedicated to reflection by interacting with an auditory representation of this abstract data via everyday-like artefacts. The visitor is immersed into ozone, weather and traffic data as measured throughout Europe in near real time. Hereby, the raw data provided by independant sources are stirred together by the user, forming an informative auditory stream. The centrally placed tangible interface allows visitors to express their idiosyncratic approach in understanding this data mix. The resulting configuration of the Stix is a trace of each user’s personal preference and determines the initial setup for the next.

Additional Material

  • PhD Thesis pp. 105–115 ([intlink id=”102″ type=”page”]Publications page with link to PhD Thesis[/intlink])
  • Images
  • Video – see below

People involved in the Production Process

Till Bovermann, Jan Anlauff, Holger Dierker, Florian Grond, Felix Hagemann, Simon Schulz, René Tünnermann, Sebastian Zehe.


  • Ambient Intelligence Group (Production and Hosting)
  • CITEC (Production and Hosting)
  • Ozone data is kindly provided by the European Environment Agency
  • Weather data is kindly provided by