Soundmit Session

The music makers: building communities and instruments with DIY and open source

Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 1:00 PM
  • Where: Toolbox Coworking - Main Stage
  • Type: Talk
  • Arguments: DIY
  • Language: English
The music makers: building communities and instruments with DIY and open source

We've heard about the promise of open-source hardware and DIY technology in music. Now, let's check in on how it's doing in the music scene - and what can be done to build communities and make them more inclusive, at a time when we're reconsidering online platforms.

We've heard about the promise of open-source hardware and DIY technology in music. Now, let's check in on how it's doing in the music scene - and what can be done to build communities and make them more inclusive, at a time when we're reconsidering online platforms.

What's it like to build your own instrument? How can DIY technology explore sound and music in the context of other fields of interaction and industrial design? How have platforms like Arduino evolved, and how do they continue to support their business model? How has open-source music reshaped electronic music making - and where might it go next? How can we build not only the technologies for new exploration but new communities - especially as our world faces crises?