Tattoos as Sheet Music
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music tattoo 2.jpgThe intersection of tattoos and technology often reveal pretty fascinating results. Add another artistic element to it, such as music, and it becomes hard not to take a look and listen.

Using a tattoo as a music score, Dmitry Morozov, a Russian artist, musician, and engineer, has created "Reading my body": an instrument -- a sound controller -- that plays as it moves along the body over the tattoo.

Here's what Dmitry says of his project:

This is a special instrument that combines human body and robotic system into a single entity that is designed to automate creative process in an attempt to represent the artist and his instrument as a creative hybrid. The device consists of a railing with comfortable hand holders and two parallel, but offset from each other black lines' sensors that move along the arm using a stepper motor. It is equipped with a 3-dimensional Wii remote controller that uses the OSC protocol in order to give a possibility of additional expression achieved by moving hand in space.
The sound to me is eerie yet beautiful, almost like the soundtrack to a post-apocalyptic film. And the tattoo design itself is bold and interesting.

Check "Reading my body" in action in the video below.

::vtol:: "reading my body" from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.

(Source: CNET)

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