A blog by Turi Cacciatore about Visual Art, Music, Technology and their intersections.
Turi is a Designer, Concept Artist, 3D modeler, Programmer, Musician that is often involved in the production of industrial products, TV commercials or interactive applications and installations. He made his professional growth based on the idea of mixing creative and technological disciplines.
What a Spaceship ! Designed by Marcello Gandini while working at Bertone, the Lamborghini Cuntach still remains one of my favourite sport cars ever. It looked like a spaceship on wheels when it came out and still does. The name “Countach” is an expression in Piedmont’s dialect that stands for” OH MY GOD! “. The first prototype was assembled in a farm outside Turin because of a worker’s strike in the Bertone factory. “Countach!” is apparently the word that was pronounced by a farmer seeing the car body for the first time and before the wheels were assembled. He must have thought that aliens had just parked their spaceship in a safe place out of human sight !
An open-source Arduino guitar effect pedal is exactly what was missing! More and more musicians are starting experimenting with electronics as well as they do with notes. Looks like now with an Arduino Mega, a Guitar Pedal Shield and a 3D printed case you can build your own guitar FX pedals, but most of all you can continue experimenting forever with it and change the programming instead of swap physical devices.Will the musician of the future be a programmer as well as an artist?
There’s a sort of beauty in seeing all these machines learning how to achieve basic tasks. It’s like seeing the living creatures evolution again from the start. Robotics teaches a lot about us, it reminds us how difficult is to walk, to think and relate to the world around. It reminds us that we are after all incredibly perfect machines.