Kickstarter campaign Reifi turns music into an unique art piece. You can even make the 3D printed statues come to life on your smartphone.
When it comes to 3D printing, you find all sorts of innovation on crowdfunding platforms. Reifi, in example, converts songs to 3d printed statues – „totems“, as they call it.
Seach totem visually represens an artist’s song. The base covers roughly the size of a vinyl LP. What’s nice about it: Every totem has a different visual representation. Also, you can download a mobile app called “Stylus” (iOS only). When you point your smartphone camera on the 3d printed statues, they come to life. The phone plays the music and an interactive visual experience, which is also designed with the artist. Each totem experience is unique in style and content.
If you back their Kickstarter campaign, you will get your totem 3D printed in PLA plastic. The limited editions are cast in bronze. They statues all have a different feel to it.
A totem costs $75. There are several stretch goals on Kickstarter, which can make the price go up to a whopping $1.250. If you can spare $10.000, you can even create a totem of your own music – but that’s not exactly priced for an aspiring musicians budget.
There’s a catch, though (and that’s why the Kickstarter campaign probably won’t reach it’s goal of $150.000). Currently, there’s a limited roster of artist to choose from. The artists who are early adopters are Health, Yacht, Mae and Tim Fain – you can find their songs on Spotify. So if you’re a fan of these musicians, it’s definitely worth a check.
For those interested in the process of building the statue:
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