Last night at After Dark: Music And Creativity we set up some experiments with music created by electrical resistance. One of our favorite iterations of this idea is Drawdio made by former artist-in-residence Jay Silver from the MIT media lab. We covered a round table with butcher paper, traced out some dots as starting points, and then worked on filling the space with drawings that made music as electricity flowed through the graphite of a pencil line.
We of course time-lapsed the table from above so we could watch it fill up with scribbles, doodles and portraits. Because of the changing colored LEDs that we had in the space the movie turned out to pretty psychedelic record of the musical art that participants made over the course of the night.