Chrome Web Lab: Universal Orchestra

As Tellart began work on the ambitious Chrome Web Lab—a hybrid museum exhibit and website—they sought musical advice for a robotic “orchestra” of mechanical instruments. I directed the instrumentation, assisting in the hiring of fabricators and working closely with industrial designers to ensure musical and visual aesthetics. I also prototyped interaction designs inspired by game physics which were incorporated in the final interface, and implemented back-end code, including monitoring interfaces and an After Effects-based video rendering system to produce take-home documentation for visitors. Over the course of the year-long installation, the project received over half a million museum visitors and millions of online visits, resulting in millions of pieces of shareable user-generated content.

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