This One Goes To 11

By: Peggy Nelson
April 19, 2010

The mood organ is real, and it was — is — a typewriter, giving a multimedia spin to Burroughs’ cut-up technique. Press a key, any key . . .

This is soon to be offered on eBay, and I can only imagine that the prices will also go to 11 (and beyond). How to get it, how to get it . . . a Kickstarter campaign, anyone?

[Thanks to @LRJP and @pheezy for links.]

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What do you think?

  1. I do want one. But even though I like the machine-age rickety-rack of the example above, I also want an iPhone app. Or better yet, a version that can be implanted in the brain.

  2. Yes! Or perhaps dissolved in solution and poured into the vat . . . ! But despite Prozac +friends we haven’t yet manufactured precision machines for molecular music.

    Of course a real mood organ would dial down as well as up. And as both PKD and Erik Davis (http://hilobrow.com/2010/03/14/pop-arcana-2/) have called out, there is something unnervingly seductive about that lower register.

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