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Floating Heads Awake to Express Their Sadness

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The Lumiphonic Creature Choir is an odd and fun experience. These disembodied floating heads are located at the end of twisty stalks roughly 20 feet long. The heads are programmed to respond to a keyboard. When you press its associated key, each head will wake up and speak, beatbox, or even sing.

Created by a group called Synarcade, the Lumiphonic Creature Choir is a project that has taken several years of development. Future plans include growing it to be a much bigger installation.

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It was fun watching as people interacted with this keyboard. Some would play the heads like a musical instrument, while others would methodically press each key, waiting to hear all that each head had to say. At Maker Faire, the heads appeared to have a few different presets, one of which prompted the heads to explain “If I was a disembodied head, I would miss…” It was a thoughtful, humanistic experience that left attendees asking the same question.

4 thoughts on “Floating Heads Awake to Express Their Sadness

  1. I am so often frustrated by your articles, this is just another example. This person has made a cool thing, not a static thing, but you give us static images. The interview with the maker is great, but how about doing the most natural thing imaginable and provide a video of his creation in action? Anyone clicking through to this article would want to see The Lumiphonic Creature Choir in action, but that is the one thing you don’t show. Why do you always do this, are you this bad at journalism or do you enjoy disappointing people or what?

    1. I got the very same feeling. I want to see the video of the actual thing doing its thing. The maker just talked all the time. I was like: “shut up and let me see the thing singing!”

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