Interactive Installation

An interactive dance floor brought a mobile app to life as part of AT&T's Mobile Movement showcase at SXSW

In the same way that mobile app Keezy allows users to record up to eight sounds and play them back to create music, Patten Studio’s life-sized interactive audio sampler featured eight large colored and illuminated pads on the floor that sounded notes when stepped upon.

Performance Integration

The project was a collaboration with AT&T, VICE’s Motherboard, and Keezy’s developer Elepath, that celebrated young innovators during the three-day interactive installation at SXSW. The aptly named Big Keezy turned the functionality of the original Keezy app into a live dance floor that gave performers and visitors an interactive sound stage like no other.

The Big Keezy’s simple user interface and life-sized touch points encouraged enthusiastic participation and spontaneous collaboration. Embodying SXSW’s spirit of discovery and experimentation, Big Keezy turned musicians including Reggie Watts into dancers, and dancers like Lil Buck into musicians.

Patten Studio
Design, Fabrication, Software, Electronics, Installation
  • Vice/Motherboard
  • Elepath
    App Design

Patten Studio designed and engineered all software and electronics. Responsible for custom fabrication of the floor and on-site installation.

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