fastcompany:


Even in the silent film era, when full orchestras would perform a score live as a movie flickered overhead, we have expected our movies to have sound. Yet we don’t have the same expectations of reading. Why not? Why shouldn’t a book, or even a comic book, have its own score? That’s the idea behind the Otowa, a charming device that merges a mechanical organ with a Japanese manga to create an adorably analog multimedia experience.

for when you look at a book and think “gee fuck I wish this had a soundtrack”

fastcompany:

Even in the silent film era, when full orchestras would perform a score live as a movie flickered overhead, we have expected our movies to have sound. Yet we don’t have the same expectations of reading. Why not? Why shouldn’t a book, or even a comic book, have its own score? That’s the idea behind the Otowa, a charming device that merges a mechanical organ with a Japanese manga to create an adorably analog multimedia experience.

for when you look at a book and think “gee fuck I wish this had a soundtrack”

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    This sounds cool.
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    for when you look at a book and think “gee fuck I wish this had a soundtrack”
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    And finally, what a cool concept!
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