g-speak draw is an additive & subtractive gestural drawing installation. Performers can select color (black or white) and shape to draw with (circle or line), then squeeze hands (make a fist) to draw. I designed and developed this application as part of the Embodied Computation studio at RISD in 2009, led by instructor Amber Frid-Jimenez.

Man holds hands over his head with gestural tracking gloves, making virtual marks with a squeezing gesture

Though designed with fluid motions in mind, a sculptor visited the space during a small exhibition and repeatedly wrung his hands to create a different style of imagery. The visual output from using the tool varies with the motion of the performer.

Woman holds both hands in front of her, with gestural tracking gloves, to draw lines in g-speak draw

Photo credits: Marcos Ojeda.