Licking Ice Cream To Make It Sing With NYC's Weirdest Orchestra

Last week, at a former bodega in Alphabet City, food designer Emilie Baltz and smart object designer Carla Diana conducted the second performance of their "Lickestra"—a "musical licking performance" involving conductive ice cream cones, four volunteers, and a pre-recorded soundtrack of peculiar tones and baselines… » 2/20/14 5:41pm 2/20/14 5:41pm

Absolut Quartet Makes an Orchestra Out of Ping-Pong Ball Cannons,…

The Absolut Quartet is an impressive electromechanical sculpture, which was put together by Dan Paluska and Jeff Lieberman. Using ping-pong ball cannons to play a marimba, robot fingers to tinker wine glasses and a central computer to control, well, the whole lot, the two creative minds have created the first—to our… » 2/23/08 9:45pm 2/23/08 9:45pm