Wyna Liu


An old typewriter translates the letters as you type into a performance of noises, Morse code and music, as solenoids and motors strike various instruments and objects based on the keys pressed. Typy explores the concept of mechanical legibility, expressing typed letters and words by way of unexperienced yet interpretable physical events that unfold around the console.

Kinetic Sculpture Workshop

A typewriter interfaces with a bunch of solenoids and motors that activate and bang on instruments and objects mounted to a large pipe frame. Each letter typed activates its Morse code equivalent, and other sequences, programmed through the Arduino. The sounds mean to evoke qualities of the letters and words in a visceral and intuitive way.