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

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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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h/t @aatishb.

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