November 30, 2005

Bringing bad things to life

Remember the good old days when air guitar was huge? Unfortunately, I do. I had hoped that the craze would go the way of the dodo. That seems unlikely now that some Finnish students have created a computer system to add sound to your fantasy instrument. Excerpt:

Finnish computer science students have devised a system which enables air guitarists to hear themselves 'play'.

The Virtual Air Guitar project, developed at the Helsinki University of Technology, adds genuine electric guitar sounds to the air guitar.

Using a computer to monitor the hand movements of the 'player', it adds riffs and licks to match frantic mid-air finger work, reports New Scientist.

The Virtual Air Guitar project? If that isn't a sign of the end times, I don't know what is.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 08:31 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I knew this wasn't going to go away once they started having sanctioned air guitar competitions. This just pretty much seals the deal on Air Guitar being here forever.

Posted by: Contagion at November 30, 2005 01:21 PM (Q5WxB)

2 Looks like it's time for Mister Pointy to meet Mister Eye.

Posted by: physics geek at November 30, 2005 01:46 PM (Xvrs7)

3 I'm waiting for air Russian Roulette

Posted by: frank borger at November 30, 2005 02:55 PM (3GloE)

4 LOL!

Posted by: vw bug at November 30, 2005 03:15 PM (Xl/Yt)

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