Check Out a "Portable Animation and Sound Kit" Called Patatap
- Words: Glenn Jackson
A collaboration between designer/developer Jono Brandel and Japanese musical outfit Lullatone, Patatap is a "portable animation and sound kit" which turns one's browser and keyboard into a musical/visual playback device. It's also a whole lot of fun to play with.
"The motivation behind Patatap is to introduce the medium of Visual Music to a broad audience," Brandel explains on his website. "Artists working in this field vary in discipline, but many aim to express the broader condition of Synesthesia," he continues, "in which stimulation of one sensory input leads to automatic experiences in another. Hearing smells or seeing sounds are examples of possible synesthesia. In the case of Patatap, sounds trigger colorful visual animations." The resulting project hits on an intriguing cross section between web design and interactive music, especially when one identifies the keystrokes which suit their musical taste best and the continuous animation begins.
Those interested in interacting with Patatap can do so in the embedded box below, or, for the full experience, by heading here.
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