Digital Futures (MA, MDes and MFA)
LD1300 - Loop
35 in x 13 in
LD1300 is a musical instrument made from repurposed materials that were discarded by their original owners. It is an electroacoustic instrument that, to produce sounds, it utilizes the audio feedback loop. It is designed to be easily reproduced and reimagine since it only requires common speakers at home, an amplifier, and two piezo sensors. It can be a little difficult to learn how to play this device, but the interface, which requires the player to move the sensors from one speaker to another, adds immersive interactivity.
“We can no longer afford to be complicit users, herded by manufacturers to want and pursue products that serve them. From this moment on, we need to take control of our relationship with our devices and break the cycle that keeps the systems of power in place and our resources in waste. It is time to redefine words that forge a construct where we are waste makers, mere users or technologically illiterate. Let us liberate our objects from this vicious cycle. We have to stand as evidence against these false realities. We are makers, from a responsibly sourced home-cooked meal, to the morally grounded open software, we are all makers and we are all in this together. We cannot continue to exploit natural resources, our making must be committed, first and foremost, to the resources already at hand and devoted to serving our communities and our planet. Our voices must come together for this tactic to propel us towards a better, more humane future. It is time for the makers to stand.”