An extension of ElicitPAPER, ElicitNEWSPAPER is a comfortable place for people to sit and draw on a communal sheet of paper amongst rich red cushions.
It is a designed experience where how you draw or write on the paper effects what is heard through the speakers that surround you. The sounds to play with are live news and talk-back radio in a variety of languages from around the world. Draw slow, fast, long, short or sharp, all over the paper for the latest news and opinions all over the world.
ElicitPAPER used the same interface as ElicitNEWSPAPER; a vibration sensitive table using eight piezo electric microphones to isolate where, and how the pen draws and a surround speaker system to play and spatialize sounds triggered by the qualities of the pen strokes. The sounds generated were abstractions of the pen sound, environmental sounds and sound characters that would react to particular strokes by running away or around the table in the form of a sound object in the surrounding speakers.
ElicitPAPER was used more as a place of respite and a public notice board for visitors to the space. ElicitNEWSPAPER as a continuation, keeps the same interface but changes the sound objects to news and talk-back radio; partly as an exercise in user feedback.