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[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
AlphaSphere Futuristic Musical Instrument

This cool looking orb, the AlphaSphere, is proposed as a musical instrument for the future. The AlphaSphere hopes to revitalize the performance of electronic music by giving musicians alternative to just mixing on their PCs. It can be used a studio tool for track production as well as a live performance instrument.
AlphaSphere was developed from a concept by Adam Place while he studied at the Nagoya University of Arts in Japan. He’s currently back in the UK where he founded nu desine who are working on commercializing his invention. …

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[7 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
UDAR – Amazing Musical Invention

As a college student Michinobu Uda dreamed of creating a unique musical instrument, with a lot of hard work and study he did just that. The UDAR is a scifi-esque musical device played like nothing else I’ve ever seen.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Mr. Uda uses both hands to press parts of spiral cords that wrap around either side of the device. Each turn of the cord represents a jump in 1 octave, and movement from the center of the UDAR outwards increases the pitch.

It has foam on the ends so …

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[17 Nov 2010 | 22 Comments | ]
The Screen made of 25 iPads – iProject25

iProject25 is 25 iPads synced together to form a huge interactive display. This was one of the most eye-catching and imaginative installations at this year’s Tokyo Designers Week.

So why 25 iPads? The design was commissioned by the Environmental Ministry of Japan as was a part of their “Challenge 25″ event to mark 25th anniversary of Tokyo Designers week, fitting isn’t it?. They wanted art that brought awareness to various global environmental problems. And they got this …

The creators, given their musical backgrounds, designed iProject25 with inspiration from the art of …