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Title: A Yellow Box with a Key Switch and a 1/4″ TRS Balanced Audio Output
Authors: Koutsomichalis, Marinos 
Major Field of Science: Natural Sciences;Engineering and Technology;Humanities
Field Category: Computer and Information Sciences;Electrical Engineering - Electronic Engineering - Information Engineering;Arts;Design
Keywords: Critical design;Speculative design;Infra-instrument;Hertzian Instrument,;Αd-hoc instrument
Issue Date: Jun-2021
Volume: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 2021, 14–18 June, Shanghai, CN & Online.
Conference: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression 
Abstract: This short article presents a reductionist infra-instrument. It concerns a yellow die-cast aluminium box only featuring a key switch and a 1/4” TRS balanced audio output as its UI. On the turn of the key, the device performs a certain poem in Morse code and via very low frequency acoustic pulses; in this way, it transforms poetry into bursts of intense acoustic energy that may resonate a hosting architecture and any human bodies therein. It is argued that the instrument functions at the very same time as a critical/speculative electronic object, as an ad-hoc performance instrument, and as a piece of (conceptual) art on its own sake.
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type: Conference Papers
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
Appears in Collections:Δημοσιεύσεις σε συνέδρια /Conference papers or poster or presentation

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