Memory Spin

A sound device that gives tangible form to sound and memory.

Memory Spin is a sonic device that looks like a spinning top. It records ambient sounds when spun to the left and replays the recorded sounds when spun to the right.
As the drive to digitize progresses in the modern era, recorded sounds of all types are used as formless digital data. In this era, we’ve combined the good points of digital audio recordings with those of tangible recording media of the past such as records and cassette tapes, creating a product that can make your personal experience and culture live on. The device runs on electricity produced by the kinetic energy generated by spinning the top, and its recording and playback time are physically limited by how long it’s spun, suggesting perhaps a new model for digital sound recordings.

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