Joo Youn Paek: Fold Loud

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    Fold Loud


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    Fold Loud connects ancient traditions and modern technology by combining origami, vocal sound, and interactive technology. It involves folding origami shapes that produce soothing harmonic vocal sounds. Each fold is assigned to a different vocal sound so that combinations of folds create harmonies. Users can fold multiple Fold Loud sheets together to produce a chorus of voices. Open circuits made out of conductive fabric are visibly stitched onto the sheets of paper, which creates a meta-technological aesthetic. When the sheets are folded along crease lines, a circuit is closed like a switch. Thus, the interface guides participants to use repetitive delicate hand gestures such as flipping, pushing, and creasing. Fold Loud invites users to slow down and reflect on their physical senses by crafting paper into both geometric origami objects and harmonic music.