Naoki Ono (Japan, born 1981), COTODAMA (Tokyo, Japan, founded 2016); ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), galvanized steel, acrylic plate; Courtesy of COTODAMA

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0408, Cotodama Lyric Speaker, 2016

Two saucer-shaped black amplifiers are attached to a clear glass screen surrounded by a dark frame. On the screen, the text of a song's lyrics are animated, appearing in time with the music. An algorithm analyzes the music for its soft/hard and positive/negative characteristics, guiding the design of the animations, which vary each time the song plays. For music with no lyrics, the software generates geometric compositions. Designed by Naoki Ono; concept by Jin Saito.

Naoki Ono (Japan, born 1981), COTODAMA (Tokyo, Japan, founded 2016); ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), galvanized steel, acrylic plate; Courtesy of COTODAMA; Songs, "Number One"; Performed by Portugal. The Man; "Don't Love Me"; Performed by Janine; "Sticky"; Performed by Ravyn Lenae; Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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