—– In collaboration with Louise Foo. —–
Color Play fosters synesthesia by translating color to sound.
Louise and I set out to explore the relationship between color and sound, and make something that would spark the same curiosity in others. After much research, we chose to map the 8 colors of the spectrum with the 8 notes of the major C scale. We decided to create a record player-like toy that would allow a user to compose sound by rearranging colored wedges. With extended play, the user begins to internalize this relationship and may experience mild synesthesia.
The ColorPlay is a musical instrument with a unique twist- colors make the music!
Where does it go? What niche will it fit into? Is it art? A consumer product? A ‘lifestyle’ product? Is it high design? A commodity? Experimental? A kit?
Who / Where would sell it?
- - MOMA Design Store
- - Rough Trade
- - Urban Outfitters
- - Any Art Museum Shop
- - Small Gadget Boutiques
- - Think Geek? Continue reading
We made a simpler, more descriptive site for the ColorPlay at: ColorPlay.co
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Fly me to the Moon…
Some business cards I made for the show: