This video is made using a program called ReacTickles, designed to encourage children to explore computers and interactive whiteboards in a relaxing, experimental manner. The most recent version of this programme is called ReacTickles Magic – which can be used as an iPad app or a computer program. Using a variety on inputs – such as pressing the iPad screen, using the computer mouse or keyboard, gesture and audio input – like clapping or making any sound chosen by the user, it is possible to produce the striking images in this demo video. The intention is to allow users to playfully discover the possibilities of an interactive system with no previous knowledge or experience of the technology. We plan on exploring the use of ReacTickles Magic in our next workshop.
Thanks to Wendy Keay-Bright for letting us demonstrate this software.