Playing with Technology
We live in an electronic world -- turntables, microphones, digital displays, microchips. Some artists are driven by the possibilities of manipulating these things, and in this episode of Spark, we explore the way that they creatively unite art and electronics.
See how Walter Kitundu uses natural elements such as wind, fire and the ocean to power his innovative musical instruments.
Explore how Joe Mangrum juxtaposes natural found objects with pieces of technology in his large and intricate design sculptures.
Visit the classroom with Loren Chasse as he uses audio technology to teach his young students about sound art.
Finally, see what people are really talking with Ben Rubin's Listening Post, which tracks electronic chats on suspended text screens.
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See how natural found objects are juxtaposed with pieces of technology in Joe Mangrum's design sculptures.
Experiment with Walter Kitundu as he creates innovative musical instruments that are based on the turntable.
Take a listening lesson from sound artist Loren Chasse, as he mines the aural riches that surround us.
Hear what people are really talking about at Ben Rubin's "Listening Post."
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