July 11, 2003

SOUND REACTIVE TOYS

A series of sound reactive toys in answer to a brief set by Yugo Nakamura.

Fish race assigns a frequency to a fish who then move towards the finish line depending on how regularly that frequency is used in a piece of music. Players can choose their own music then place a bet on which fish they think will win.



Tomface distorts your picture by allowing the user to shout into a microphone or play some music. It's a graphic equaliser but using a face.



Lines, both in colour and black and white change rotation based around the frequencies in music. The coloured version is very fresh and simple whereas the black and white lines create fuzzy moire patterns reminiscent of television static.