Saturday, February 25, 2012
I first heard about the Monome a couple of weeks ago. It's an interesting bit of musical technology. Is it a creative musical instrument or a toy that basically makes music by itself while you watch. Potentially either, I guess. It seems like something Brian Eno would like, or Bowie if he hadn't retired.
One thing that I find fascinating is that in terms of looks it resembles the Nixon era's idea of high tech. It would have had a futuristic aura when Mike and Gloria were sleeping in Archie Bunker's guest room. Now it comes with a kind of yard sale vibe.