London based duo Yuri Suzuki and Mark McKeague, are the vital ingredient in some really interesting collaborations. Their creative design & invention company, Dentaku, prove that geeks are really just undercover wizards.
With the help of an electronic synthesizer, their latest project OTOTO transforms anything into a keyboard. Created in collaboration with Near Now it’s designed to let anyone interact with sound wherever, whenever and however they want. So while it may look like a lot of wires and clips it’s actually quite a simple idea which nonetheless, can give even your teddy bear a voice. And after so many years wondering what he sounds like. Finally late night ramblings will be answered with a solidarity ping. As the bond becomes ever unhealthier.
Named after the Japanese term for little brother, OTOTO explores the relationship we have to sound and what this means for composition. Along with designer Joseph Pleass, Suzuki and McKeague are working on making OTOTO available for everyone.
Previous work includes a complex operating device for mechanically dissecting food stuffs, The Oreo Wheel. In it, Suzuki and McKeague have produced a mathematical solution for one of the greatest philosophical conundrums of the recent millennium; how to separate Oreo cookies. Special features include The Oreo Knocker a revolutionary tool to knock Oreo discs.
Warning, descending Oreo discs may cause harm to small organisms.
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