Hsiao-Wen Chou

Print your own music

“Print your own music”, a machine that prints the pattern of your favorite music. A real-time interpretation of music samples into painting.


Introduction to Physical Computing

The experience: Music is not just for listening, it can be seen or even worn. In this exhibition users upload a sample of their favorite song from any source: youtube, iTunes , etc.. onto a computer. They can then prepare the music printing machine: which consists of three servo motors attached to a stick. First, they chose their favorite paint colors. When the machine is switched on and the song selection plays the frequency of the music will control the servos that mix the colors into a design that can be printed onto acrylic. Users can take their acrylic samples home as an ornament or as wearable art.