Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
Back in 2006 I wrote about Tape, an commission by Someth;ng for our Cybersonica exhibition. There is something authentic about playing in an easy way with real audio tape, rather than software and digital interfaces.
Instead of moving the tape over a play head, the tape is fixed stationary to a wall. As a participant, you wear a glove that has the playhead on your finger trip, allowing you to drag your finger over the tape to play the audio.