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de/Rastra: Installation - Kyle Evans - Cathode Ray Tube Television, Video Transmission, and Algorithmic Computer Composition


I first saw Kyle’s work at the 2012 Margarate Guthman Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at Georgia Tech where he won 2nd place. I was cruising around YouTube and bumped into a more recent piece called de/Rastra: Installation: Cathode Ray Tube Television, Video Transmission, and Algorithmic Computer Composition. Don’t try this at home kids!
Cathode ray tube televisions, video transmission and algorithmic computer composition.
@ Co-Lab Projects, Austin TX - October 2013
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Mark Mosher
Electronic Musician, Boulder, CO (meetup)

Tim Thompson's Space Palette at The Tech Museum of Innovation REBOOT:Music Exhibit in San Jose


The Tech Museum  of Innovation in San Jose has kicked off a 6-month exhibit called REBOOT:music. The exhibit includes the latest version Tim Thompson’s Kinect-based Space Palette which is a musical and graphical instrument that lets you play music and paint visuals simultaneously by waving your hands in the holes of a wood frame.

Here is a video of Tim explaining the instrument.

It’s great to see how far Tim has taken the Space Palette since I first interviewed him back in 2011 on his work in this area.

In all there are 16 installations at this exhibit.

Unleash your inner music-maker at The Tech’s new exhibition, here for a limited engagement March 7 – August 17, 2014. Explore what it means to make music in the digital age. Interact, and inspire your creative spirit with the help of more than a dozen imaginative new musical instruments. 

Exhibition Highlights 

  • 16 installations by renowned artists that allow you to collaborate and explore the boundaries of music making.
  • Red Hot and Sympathetic Resonance, two large-scale, electro-acoustic experiences bring a technological twist to familiar acoustic instruments.
  • The multi-player ConnecTable invites spontaneous jam sessions with friends and strangers alike – no rehearsal necessary!
  • The Space Palette puts futuristic soundscapes at participants’ fingertips – literally. 
  • Stepping Tones’ immersive projection mapped environment lets participants create and visualize beats by hand.
  • The Laser Harp Alembic surrounds visitors with an orchestra of sounds, each just a pluck of the air away.
  • …and many more. 

In addition to the installations, the museum will host talks and workshops from artists, musicians, instrument builders, and creative tech luminaries to provide opportunities for deeper exploration and hands-on learning. And, for guests over 21, two evening concert events will bring together the best cutting-edge live music performers from all over the world. Stay tuned for details.


For more details on Tim’s work as well as links to more videos of the Space Palette in action visit Tim’s Official Space Palette Site . For more information on this exhibit, visit the REBOOT: Music Web Page.



Mark Mosher
Boulder, CO

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#RCAIED Space Replay - A Dark Floating Ball that Records & Replays Footsteps and Conversations


The Royal Academy of Art has created some thing called Space Replay which is…

A hovering object that explores and manipulates transitional public spaces with particular acoustic properties. By constantly recording and replaying these ambient sounds, the levitating sphere produces a delayed echo of human activity.

Here is a cool video they posted of Space Replay in action.

Space Replay from RCA IED on Vimeo.

sound cone_5 sound cone_7

The sphere responds sonically to people and its surroundings by means of a battery-powered Arduino, an Adafruit Wave Shield hacked to record and playback audio on-the-fly and a small speaker. These were inserted into a latex balloon after being vacuum formed in plastic in the shape of a cone — in order to enhance the sound coming from the speaker and protect the balloon from the wires and PCB edges.

The balloon was filled with enough helium to be able to lift everything and hover, reaching its buoyancy point. The final and lightest prototype weights 120g, comprising of electronics, packaging and balloon.

This project is a collaboration with Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson from Design Products.

More info on the Royal College of Art Information Experience designs at this microsite -


imageMark Mosher
Electronic Musician & Performer, Boulder, CO
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