Find all your DIY electronics in the MakerShed. 3D Printing, Kits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Books & more!

analog-tele-phonographers-christoper-locke-2-600x454

Austin, Texas-based artist and audiophile Christopher Locke takes old horns and transforms them into amplifiers for iPhones and iPads, calling them AnalogTelePhonographers. The visual blending of analog and digital is certainly intriguing and the sound (video below) is great. His pieces harken back to a time when classic audio equipment was more a piece of furniture than a sleek box of sorts. He loves seeing people’s reactions when he drops the device into the dock and a “louder, cleaner, richer, deeper sound” comes from the horn. Locke is a lifelong maker, recalling early days of getting trouble in grade school because of his incessant making of tiny sculptures. He says, “I always felt like creating was my need. My place in the world was to make things and to create.”

locke iphone horns5

locke iphone horns

locke iphone horns2

locke ipad horns

locke iphone stand

locke iphone mini horns

Here’s a demo video:

And here’s a short documentary made about Locke that premiered at SXSW:

[via Visual News]

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

I was an editor for the first 40 volumes of MAKE. The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. Covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made.

Contact me at snowgoli (at) gmail (dot) com.


Related
blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Products from the MakerShed

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,882 other followers