February 03, 2009

Drawing from sound

  • "Want to try something hard?" asks Ze Frank.  His sound-powered drawing toy produces some wacky results.  Low volume produces counterclockwise curves, medium volume goes straight, and high volume curves clockwise.  I’d love to see videos of people trying to use this thing.  (I’m letting it run in a team meeting, but voices are too faint to do much interesting.) [Via]
  • Johannes Kreidler fed Microsoft Songsmith with charts based on plunging stocks, deaths in Iraq, and other dismaying stats.  The results are kind of depressingly awesome. [Via]
Posted by John Nack at 4:26 PM on February 03, 2009

Comments

  • Rod Wynne-Powell — 9:16 AM on February 04, 2009

    John, you said:
    I’d love to see videos of people trying to use this thing. (I’m letting it run in a team meeting, but voices are too faint to do much interesting.)
    Just invite Jeff Schewe – problem sorted! Should be a masterpiece!
    Rod
    [Heh--great idea, Rod. :-) --J.]

  • BB — 5:08 AM on December 31, 2012

    The idea is great. I’m just wondering if you could make it a little less sensitive because it makes very small turns and pretty soon it is tangled to itself. Larger curves would make more interesting drawings.

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