Tactile Noise Machines

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  • Workshop Statement

    This workshop will be dedicated to constructions of touch-reactive noise machines. Such devices, based on a simple amplifier chip, are able to produce a variety unexpected tones and textures, depending on the position, humidity and pressure of the fingers touching its circuits’ contact-points. The body becomes part of the machines’ electrical flux, and is directly responsible for the generation of sound.  Such characteristics turn them into amusing sonic puzzles open to sensorial exploration. By the end of the workshop, apart from taking home an instrument of their own design, guaranteed to put and end to the neighbours’ peace, participants will become familiar with basic knowledge of electronics and circuit building. Participants are asked to bring non-metallic objects, such as boxes, buckets, tupperwares, etc, to house their tactile noise machines.