Created by Neil Mendoza, The Electric Knife Orchestra consists of sixteen knives and one meat cleaver (all purchased from the $0.99 store) that have been brought to life to perform the Bee Gee’s hit Stayin’ Alive.
Created by Mo H. Zareei, Rasper, Mutor and Rippler are a series of mechatronic sound-sculptures inspired by Brutalist architecture. The instruments are grouped into three different categories, based on the material and sound production mechanism they employ.
Hit The Beat is a physical drum machine that can play *anything*, making it possible for everyday objects to become musical instruments.
Visual instrument by Cyrill Studer and Lazar Jeremic for creating and controlling organically moving particles with a swarm behaviour.
‘MirrorFugue’ by Xiao Xiao at the MIT Media Lab explores music collaboration across space and time using a set of interfaces for piano to visualise gesture of a performance.
Firewall is an interactive installation created by Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison. A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and manipulate expressive visuals. The piece was made using Processing, Max/MSP, Arduino and a Kinect. Like the Cloud Pink by Everyware, the Kinect measures the average […]
Rafeal Lozano-Hemmer is largely known for his large scale installations that invite audience participation. An extension of this participation is also how he takes elements of physical interaction and gives them digital or technological corollaries. His latest show at Bitforms Gallery is no different. Although, ironically, rather than taking something inherently physical, it takes the […]
Video below is the result of a workshop held last week at SCI-Arc teaching students about synchronous robotics. We already covered SCI-Arc robotics here, but the results this time are bullet time light drawings which instead of being constrained to a bullet time camera rig have the freedom to be viewed from any perspective.
Created by Ostrario, “Pyramid Cascades” is a collection of 3D-objects made of polystyrene and paper, mounted on servo-motors build the projection surface for a beamer. Virtual 2D-pyramids are mapped on these real objects. Via a trackpad the user can interact with the installation. By moving the finger on the trackpad from left to right or vice […]
The Product, a Berlin-based design studio with a focus on objects, space and interaction, was commissioned by Volkswagen to develop a set of visuals for an interactive musical performance for the premiere of the New Beetle at the 2011 IAA motor show (September 15-25, 2011, Frankfurt am Main). What the client got instead was Soundmachines […]
WaveShaper by Damien Di Fede is an audio synthesis app that lets you control a sound wave on an iPad. Use two fingers to control four parameters in real-time shaping and deforming included 20 audio files or add your own audio files using the Documents folder in iTunes. There are also 8 preset slots for storing control […]
Sonaur is an ambient toy for Android created by Miles Peyton using Processing and PureData. It lays somewhere between an ecosystem and a musical instrument. The hope is that sonaur requires less attention both, and still provides a reasonable amount of intrigue. It contains three distinct life forms and you can interact with them individually, […]