AudioCubes in Popular Mechanics

2011-08-21

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Popular Mechanics is a magazine that has existed since the early 1900s. The magazine features sections on technology as well as science topics, and is really well known in the US.

Laura KINIRY wrote a nice article this week titled 8 Insane Musical Instruments for Popular Mechanics' website, featuring the Percussa AudioCubes, as well as work by artist Walter Kitundu, currently in residence at the Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception in San Francisco.

Here is what she wrote about the AudioCubes:

Belgian researcher Bert Schiettecatte and his company, Percussa, launched AudioCubes in 2007 ... Percussa developed a sensor and communication system that allows the cubes to sense one another position via infrared. As they communicate wirelessly, the shift in position tells the software (the kind sound designers, DJs and composers use on home computers) to modulate sound ... (read more at 8 Insane Musical Instruments)

Besides the AudioCubes, the article also features the Theremin, a well known instrument that has been around since the 1920s and is capable of sensing gestures (pitch and volume dimensions only), like the AudioCubes.

A big thank you to Laura and Popular Mechanics for covering our AudioCubes!