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Smart phone orchestra

A group at Stanford has been messing with laptop computers to create music, but now have moved onto their next big project: cell phones.

“The Mobile Phone Orchestra, or MoPhO, is made up of anywhere between two and 20 people. Each uses a phone to shake, scroll and stipple his way to new tones and textures of sound.

Through exploration of the smart phone’s potential, the researchers hope to answer a question: How can we provide new ways of thinking in terms of how people can go about making music or playing music together, or performing, or composing?”

More at NPR…



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.