Stanley, a piano that accepts requests for songs via Twitter
Stanley is a piano, but not one as any. To begin with, has its own Twitter account , which already does something different. But that account does not exist just because Twitter itself, but to play the songs people asked for this weekend.
The design agency Digital Kitchen came up with this piano, which is inside a computer connected to your Twitter account and has a good amount of music stored in MIDI format. The computer inside checks incoming messages to @ stanleypiano (also reviews hashtags), and if the song requested is in its database, adds to the list of songs to play.
According to the people of Digital Kitchen , the idea was “to create a mixture of something physical with something digital.” These days, Stanley is showing at the Festival Block Party in Seattle, and his library includes songs from all the artists who will be attending the event. The video below shows roughly how it works Stanley, in case anyone would like to ask a song.
Link: Stanley, Piano, Will Now Take Your Requests Over Twitter (ABC News)Tags: Block Party Festival, Digital Kitchen, piano, Stanley, Twitter