M.C. Barnard Smit
The always evolving nature of technology appeals to our natural curiosity as human beings and to my curiosity as a designer. I rely on this relationship when designing products; my goal is to invite investigation. I have found that using ready-made objects in combination with technology feeds this sense of curiosity, blending the unfamiliar with the familiar.
Combining my backgrounds in music production, performance, and design, I create digital software and hardware devices that let performing artists experiment with new means of digital expresion. My work as an instrument designer aimes to merge digital and traditional music performances by augmenting a traditional drum kit and allowing it to perform digital functions.