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DJ Constructs Humanthesizer, Cyborg Musical Performance

As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so does its relationship with humans and the way we interact with it. Scottish electronic artist...

Caleb Kramer
Caleb Kramer on August 13, 2009.

As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, so does its relationship with humans and the way we interact with it. Scottish electronic artist Calvin Harris created a “humanthesizer” using 15 models and conductive paint to perform “Ready for the Weekend,” a single off his upcoming album with the same name.

The project is a collaboration between Calvin, Sony Music Entertainment, and Bare conductive body ink. “Ink-human circuitry” was painted onto the models while two Arduinos were used to provide an analog-to-digital connection with a computer. From there, patching environment Max/MSP translates data to MIDI where the models can then perform by closing circuits with their hands or feet.

[via createdigitalmusic]

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