At the Mudam's Publics Department, a museum dedicated to contemporary art in Luxembourg, a summer project by the artist and designer Yuri Suzuki is making music from art. Based on his work Colour Chaser, Suzuki has designed an installation piece for the museum called Looks Like Music, which gives kids (and adults) the opportunity to contribute to a musical score with their artistic coloring.
The concept is based on a basic, miniature robot that detects and follows a black line. Though it's not the most complex piece of robotic hardware, the robot isn't a one-trick-pony. As it travels along the black-line path, drawn at random by museum-goers, the robot also senses RGB data and translates that into sound.
As museum patrons witness the exhibit, they are encouraged to extend the ever-changing circuit. There are five different robots operating within the installation, and each has a different name to define the distinctive sound it emits, like basscar, glitchcar, arpeggiocar, and drumcarone.
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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc