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Conductive body paint and Arduinos… Nilay @ Engadget writes -

And you thought conductive paint was boring. Say hello to the Humanthesizer, a joint creation between electronic musician Calvin Harris, Sony Music UK, and Bare conductive body ink, which turned 15 bikini-clad ladies into a giant Arduino-powered synth capable of playing Harris’s track “Ready For The Weekend” though Max/MSP and Ableton Live. Each patch is triggered by one of the girls closing a circuit with her hands or feet — you can see the “wires” painted on their arms and legs if you look closely — and the final performance bounces right along in that blurry space between dancing and playing.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. watcha says:

    In some scenes you can actually see the non-attractive girls standing in the corner being jealous of the party going on without them. lol. This is just the kinda stuff i wanna see on MAKE. I’ll get back to my coding now.

  2. Anonymous says:

    makes me wonder what you consider to be unattractive… anyone fully clothed, maybe? all the people in that video looked fit to me, even if they were only watching from the sidelines.

    i like the idea of a human synth but it’s pretty lame that it involved a bunch of almost nude art women. where’s the equal opportunity nudity?

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