aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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sonic wire sculptor
Posted by dav at 2003 December 25 12:39 PM
File under: Art

Amit Pitaru of MIT has coded a beautiful java application called the Sonic Wire Sculptor. It allows you to make marks in a rotating canvas space and the positioning of the marks is translated into music. He provides a compendious quicktime movie explaining how the tool works and a simplified applet version which you can play with in your browser.

You'll need the Java Plugin installed on your browser, and will need to install a second java audio plugin which Amit links to. It's worth the time though, Sonic Wire Sculptor is much fun to play with!


Brilliant! Thanx a lot for this link, dav :-)

w/kind regs from Ol' Germany (Roland)

Posted by: Roland on December 26, 2003 01:04 PM

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