The Improper Bostonian caught up with Tod Machover recently, in advance of the opening of “Vocal Vibrations” at Le Laboratoire Cambridge:
The thing we’re trying to invent now, the technology goes back to the Yo-Yo story. An instrument that becomes part of the performer and sort of disappears into what the artist is doing. We know a lot more now about how to read the mind and body, and we’re inventing the new generation of hyperinstruments to be many, many more degrees in tune to the body and ultimately, hopefully, something as simple as an iPhone. We’re not there, but that’s the goal.
Read the full interview here.