Music of the Future

Scientists create new technologies that can make any surface — from a desk to a wall — sing.

By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM October 16, 2008

People don’t have to go to outer space to make music in new ways. Technologies using computers and sensors are being created that will let people do that right here on Earth.

People don’t have to go to outer space to make music in new ways. Technologies using computers and sensors are being created that will let people do that right here on Earth.

NASA/JPL

The musical instruments of the future may be right in front of your eyes and on the tables, walls and windows around you. All it takes to use them is the right hardware, and a little imagination.

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