Fun with volume

As it’s my birthday, I thought we could widen our viewpoint on language and communication, and look at something that combines audio input and visual output to create something potentially beautiful. It’s also fun and may make people think you’re a crazy person.

Ze Frank has invented a drawing tool that is controlled by volume input from your microphone. A low volume turns anticlockwise, a medium volume draws a straight(ish) line, and a high volume turns the line clockwise. It’s kind of like a vocal Etch A Sketch. I was never very good at those, either.

Voice drawing by Ze Frank
This is one of Ze’s, as mine are ‘abstract’ at best.