Technological Tunes

It's official: the robots will be taking over any day now.

Sony has created a wristband that creates sound based on your movement. That's right - you choreograph, and it reacts and creates music as you go.

The device, which looks like a very technological over-sized bracelet, is decked out with sensors and microphones that tracks your movement and turns them directly into sounds.

It's a part of their Motion Sonic project, where Sony is aiming to use technology to create 'unprecedented performances.' It was recently on exhibit in Austin, TX as a part of SXSW, a large festival that celebrates film, music, and interactive media.

Sony asked a few dancers to test it out:

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About the author

Anne Luben has performed works by notable choreographers such as Donald McKayle, Bill T. Jones, Jiri Kylian, Idan Cohen, Alex Ketley, and Summer Lee Rhatigan, among others.