Russian audio visual artist and programmer Alexander NightRadio Zolotov recently launchedÂ Quantum VJ, a glitch-style 8-bit audio visualizer with a display ofÂ 128×64 monochrome OLED and a 20 hours duration battery, which provides the option to be wearableÂ on the body.
This interesting device can connect to each kind of audio sources thanks to a standard 3.5mm jack plug. In addition it is also able toÂ visualize some electromagnetic interference when the input is off. You can watchÂ the video below to figure outÂ whatÂ is happening when no audio sourceÂ is playing in the device.
The dimension of Quantum VJ makes it an interesting solutionÂ to create audio visual spotsÂ which can be placed directly on the body of the performer.Â Could you imagine a DJÂ full of such devices connected to the same audio source, or maybe to many different ones? And this could last for 20 hours of DJ or Vj set, more or less.
In the fieldÂ of wearables technology we can depict some interesting further ways to develop this project, such as buildingÂ special garments reacting to external audio stimuli, which can be used during a fashion show or an installation. There are many companies doing wearables with this goal (example:Â Cute Circuit), but a more experimental direction coming not fromÂ designers, but fromÂ programmers and audio visual artistsÂ can bring to more interesting outputs.
Currently Quantum VJ is in a prototype stage and can work in six different modes.Â Alexander is planning to release a newÂ and improved (more colours and features) version with a defined price too.
If you want to support the development of this cool wearable and musical project with a donation or be informed when the final version is ready you can visit Quantum VJ official page.[viaÂ The Creators Project]
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