Music Hack: Gangsta Headbang @ Music Hack Day Barcelona (2015)
Description: Gangsta Headbang is a demo of an embedded wearable presented at the Barcelona Music Hack Day 2015. A fedora hat triggers chords when you follow the rhythm with your head. Inspired by rude boy fashion in Jamaican music and augmented with wearable technology.
Authors: Gerard Roma, Anna Xambó
Role: Concept and wearable design (hardware and physical design).
Technologies: Adafruit Flora, Flora accelerometer/compass sensor LSM303, neopixels, conductive thread, a fedora hat.
Acknowledgments: We are thankful to FabLab for advice and lending us the Flora board.
- Xambó, A. (2017), “Embodied Music Interaction: Creative Design Synergies Between Music Performance and HCI”. In Price, S. and Broadhurst, S. eds. Digital Bodies: Creativity and Technology in the Arts and Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan, London. pp. 207-220. ISBN 978-1-349-95241-0.