As an avid music nerd that also happens to love tattoos, I was stoked when the creative audiophiles over at ::vtol:: introduced their Reading My Body machine that makes music out of tattoos. That’s right; the invention scans over the ink to create a sort of improvised ambient industrial composition. Movements of the hand/arm also help to contribute to the multi-dimensional music making process that involves sensors, a motor and even a Wii remote. The result is not a “song” in the general sense of the term, but what these guys managed to pull off its quite awesome; musically, it is very trippy and out there. This contraption could work wonders in scoring parts of movies. Check out the gadget and if you like what you see, head over to their website, because they have a lot of nifty stuff over there!

::vtol:: “reading my body” from ::vtol:: on Vimeo.