Video + Audio: We successfully powered Movable Party 1.0 at CicLAvia!

We had a great time launching our interactive bike-powered generator system at CicLAvia last weekend! We had a stream of participants — friends and passersby — peddling to generate enough electrical energy to power the PA system for 3 straight hours. Thanks for all your labor! The video below captures a bit of the human-powered generator and the interactive sensing bike-as-musical-instrument system in action.

Also, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sara Harris on KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7FM. Listen to a short radio story on Movable Party featured by Hear in the City on KPFK, the segment on us begins at 24:00. You can hear me talking about the project while (almost getting out of breath and) pedaling on a hub motor bike.

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If you’re curious about the interactive media system, here’s a video of the system that captures some of the ideas of sound synthesis that we hope to develop for a later iteration of the project. Write us if you have some ideas for us!

We will present our system again this Saturday at the NELA River Bike + Walk Spectacular in Marsh Park. Come join the Movable Party!

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