“Instrumental Change”

We love music here at Birch, and so we’re loving this innovative music technology post by Cassandra Daily!

First up we’ve got the Barcode Band.  The trio behind this project created a series of barcodes that make specific instrumental sounds when scanned, then arranged the barcodes visually into instrument shapes.  If only they could find a way to implement this technology into everyday grocery shopping!

Perhaps our favorite of the bunch, the DJ Cooker plays downloaded tracks while also acting as a spinning hot plate for pots and pans set on top of it.  Chefs-turned-DJs can use side controllers to “scratch” and mash-up tracks.  Amazing! A true invitation to multitask.

Imogen Heap (of “Hide And Seek” fame) created The Listening Chair, a “pod-like seat equipped with a camera and microphone to capture the song-related insights of those who sit on it.”  Can we get one of these for our shop?

Check out more details on all of the above here!

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