What if a player piano could take requests? In the hacker/maker spirit of DIGITALKITCHEN, our team re-imagined a forgotten technology as a simple interactive experience that connects people and music and in new way. Meet Stanley. The world’s first instrument to have a conversation with its audience and field its own song requests.


‘Stanley Case Study’ by DIGITAL KITCHEN — http://bit.ly/13ihZSL

When analog meets digital and makes beautiful music together.

Ms. Lopez said that Mr. Harrell “can find your strengths, and he can pull those out,” adding, “Everything is always done in an encouraging sort of way. One of his favorite lines — I don’t know if he uses it with everybody, but he uses it with me — is: ‘That’s a superstar performance right there! That’s it!’ And it just makes you feel so great about what you’re doing.”

There’s a good lesson for management in there. We don’t compliment those that do good work enough.

Also, if you haven’t done so, check out the fantastic video produced by Catherine Spangler and Leslye Davis as well as the interactive feature by Jacky Myint.

Mogees - Gesture recognition with contact-microphones (by brunozamborlin)

In this video we show how it is possible to perform gesture recognition just with contact microphones and transform every surface into an interactive board. Through gesture recognition techniques we detect different kind of fingers-touch and associate them with different sounds. 

Fascinating. If this truly works, the soundtrack of people’s lives will be an everyday thing.

But Bluebrain’s project goes further, creating music that not only must be listened to in a specific place but also is inspired by the landscape itself.

It sounds like an audio version of augmented reality. This technique clearly has potential for spacial storytelling in the redefined interactive narratives.