24 September 2009

Theremin of Anything

This project presented at Ars Electronica 2009 uses theremin type technology to allow the user to draw music and to turn anything into an musical instrument. It was created by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum at MIT Media Lab.

Official website: drawdio.com

Want one? Buy the kit or make it yourself.

15 September 2009

Audio Letters from the Remote Operator

The Remote Operator (of Shirley and Spinoza Radio, The Royal Oculus and Gramophone Company, and other mindblowers) has sent audio letters from eastern China where he has been operating for a few years. Originally returning to his location in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China in 2006, he has since moved east into China proper. His letters/ broadcasts reflect the "East Side" relocation.

As ever, his letter home broadcasts are true audio field trips. Put yourself on location, escape, let the audio take you there. Enjoy!

Highly recommended.