Drum|head is a cybernetic percussion instrument, a performance device, using a human head as the percussion instrument – the face responds appropriately and a sound is generated. The video is hilarious.


Imbuing the object with a human appearance and response with which we can have empathy is the key to making drum|head so effective. The imperfectness of the projected video image on the polystyrene head gives drum|head just the right amount of cognitive distance (and spookiness) to keep it from becoming a Three Stooges gag.



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