Commentary would spoil the video above, but to me it’s a reminder of the power of theater in all we do with technology and musical objects.
The arrangement includes six exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability.
The magical character of each object is accompanied with a little story, almost completely concealing the existence of technical components such as speakers or sensors. Only small connection ports as well as the uniform black finishing point to thier unusual abilities.
In form and functionalty all these exhibits pursue John Maeda’s „Simplicity“. They are enjoying to use, they are surprising and one wants to explore and investigate them.
The designs are a project by Georg Reil and Kathy Scheuring, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. Built with Processing and Arduino (naturally).