Showcase Lick The Toad NIME 2021. NIME 2021

Vasılakos K.

International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Shanghai, China, 14 - 18 June 2021

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Doi Number: 10.21428/92fbeb44.974a1648
  • City: Shanghai
  • Country: China
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Lick the Toad is an ongoing project using machine learning to create collective sonification in the browser. It is developed using web technologies and thus it can run in any modern browser. It provides an interface and a main visualization platform to collect user data that are connected via their smartphone or any other mobile device. It is developed as an open-source project found at this link ( The system offers a tool for interactive/collective sonification amongst users alike. It can be used in various contexts, such as an onsite installation, or as an interactive compositional tool, as well as for the distribution of raw data for live coding performances. The inputs and targets of the training processes can be adapted according to the needs of the use making it a versatile component for creative practice and sonic interactions. Sound can be integrated in the app, however, coming from a Sonic Arts background the author has tested thus far using external sound synthesis environments to run sonifications in real time.