La Capella | Diego Paonessa. Beat Box (vos english) from Barcelona Cultura on Vimeo.
I’ve met Diego at Interactivos?13 and was lucky to see him present his project “Beatbox”. I let you discover it through the video and his website presenting the project. I like the fact that it sounded like flamenco.
The very walls of the space act as a soundboard, hit by a series of small electromagnetic hammers that surround both the inside and outside of the cube, forming a loop. The rhythms or loops, put together especially for the project, are activated and mixed at random thanks to a sensor located inside the cube, which acts in response to the presence and activity of users on the inside, operating exclusively for them and according to them.
Here’s the video from the last day presentations of the Interactivos?’13 workshop at Medialab Prado, Madrid. 10 projects have been developped during these 2 weeks. I’m planning on blogging more extensively about some of them. But for now, if you want to have a quick idea of what came out of this intensive workshop, sit back and watch this 2 hour video. It’s mainly in english, with some spanish speakers here and there. I must warn you that everyone worked hard to the last minute, so we were all in a high degree of fatigue and bugs and quirks showed up sometimes. (For those who want to skip, I present “Design with Git” at 58:00)
Since I’ve been working at Medialab Prado for two weeks, I wanted to share with you one of the many interesting elements of this place dedicated to art and technology: the programmable facade.
If you know a bit of Processing, you could even participate and propose your own script through their online interface (
not working at the moment not accessible from internal medialab network).
#programalaplaza – Medialab-Prado Madrid.
Just to let you know that my proposition “Design with Git” has been selected for Interactivos?’13 Tools for a Read-Write World. I will certainly post more info about this project in the future weeks. As for now, if you want to know what is Interactivos? Check the video below.