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Ototo Turns the Produce Aisle into an Extraordinary Organic Orchestra | Inhabitat

The fact that everything gives off some kind of beat that can be captured and turned into music, even fruit, has been underutilized. Until now.

Ever dreamed of owning a melodic melon, harmonious horseradish, or pitch-perfect pineapple? The Ototo synthesizer developed by London-based Dentaku allows musicians of any level to turn the produce aisle into an orchestra. Powered either by batteries or a USB cable, the device is set up like a piano keyboard with 12 different notes. Two alligator clips attach to the inanimate object of choice, and a simple touch of the hand creates a sound. A built-in speaker and headphone port allows players to take their band on the go, or amplify their instruments.

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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.