Linyl: Turntable Plays Visual Memories
Designer uses a musical device to evoke nostalgia through color and photos.
Designer Ishac Bertran developed an interactive music project called Linyl in which he used an old record player, not to play music, but to evoke old memories through photos played as discs. By attaching a color light sensor to the record player, he was able to create a nostalgic ambiance using colors that were extracted from the photos.
Ishac explains his project:
We wanted Linyl to play memories and nostalgia rather than music. We chose old photos as the element that could create the same emotional effect as music. Photos that are attached to a memory, a record of a piece of our lives. In order for photos to be read by the player, we convert them to discs of color by extracting a color palette to generate a pattern. Using these, the old memories can be played with Linyl.