Book of Stamps

The “Book of Stamps” is a travel guide between sonic landscapes fromcities to urban cultures. The sheets of the book provide a recordingsurface and the ink stamps provide the ability to place sounds in the book.Together they act as an interactive tangible interface for a variety of time based musical tasks that form a collaborative composition by its users. When the user turns the pages to other already stamped pages, it lends him or her the impression that they are actually traveling between different places.

Quote from YouTube: BookOfStamps PageTurning

Rotary Tangible Sequencer

This is a great project. Sticking magnets on to a baked-ban can allows you to program beats and arpeggios. I was thinking of making a rotary version of the BeatBearing at one point. Glad to see that something similar has been made! Blurb from youtube video below:

One empty baked bean tin, some lego and a stack of little magnets… stick magnets on the tin and slide them about to ‘program’ the sequencer, then grab hold of the ‘transport control’ and crank away…. The breadboard contains 5 hall-effect switches and a PIC16F688 to generate MIDI note on/off information. This is piped to Reason in the first half of the clip and to a Dave Smith Mopho synth in the second half.
I reckon with a baked bean tin about 16ft in diameter and about 25,000 magnets you could dump your sequencer software.. and you’d be getting some good aerobic exercise to boot :o)


new C3Loops website

Rikard Lindell, creator of C3Loops has put up a new website with details of his C3Loops system here:

A video of C3Loops in action is shown above, and here’s some blurb on C3Loops from the website:

The C3LOOPS prototype was create in the resarch project Creative Activites Framework for Content Centric Interaction Techniques (ConCentric CRAFT or C3). The driving vision is that information content is the base for all interaction between users and the systems. I call this concept content centric interaction. Users conduct their activities in an unbroken creative flow.
Collaborating laptop musicians and video artists use C3LOOPS in real performance situations using monophonic touch screen or keyboard-and-mouse. The computer is a surface onto which all the user’s’ information content is visualised; the surface can extend to infinity like a magic paper. Surface interaction permits content centric computing, where content of different data type is moulded into blended media.