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Dancing Paper, 8bit Harmonica, and Musical Umbrella by Ugoita

The next time we start folding origami cranes, we’re going to be tempted to give them legs and little magnetic feet. This is Dancing Paper, a project by multimedia artist Ugoita. Watch as the cranes dance with synchronized moves, powered by a beautifully-made electromagnetic box that acts as their stage.

Ugoita has a variety of projects that explore how technology might intersect with more traditional objects. Below, his 8bit Harmonica project, a NES sound effects instrument, and a Musical Umbrella that translates the raindrops into adorable electronic tones. (We totally want one.)

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