De:coded is a physical design hack made in 24 hours as part of Music Hack Day Sydney. Warning! This isn't a typical screen design project. Most of it is physical. Some pixels were pushed, and many were harmed to make the printed screens.

Full story and close-up photos here:

The goal was to get away from the digital screen and make something that you could touch and feel. Various types of music data were called from data APIs and converted back into analog form as turntables, iPads, iPhones made from paper, steel, foam, and cardboard.

Converting digital to analog: the turntables are connected to each other based on the "musical similarity" between each record (based on similarity data from the Echo Nest API). This makes a music graph, with the vinyl being the nodes. Various bits of metadata are printed onto the iOS devices including colour images (from the API), and raw JSON for lyrics (Musixmatch API) and the artist biography (Rovi API).

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