touchtables

The turntable and its purist followers long resisted digital updates. In recent years, however, CDs, hard drives and even DVDs have been tamed by the familiar platter controller. A touch screen turntable serves as the centerpiece of Australia’s “Contemporary Media Lounge” inside Queensland Art Gallery’s Museum of Modern Art. A joint project of museum multimedia designer Aidan Robertson and Dan Treichel, an interactive designer from post-production company Cutting Edge, the interactive display is built around the Numark HDX deck and an “intuitive” touch screen. Users touch and manipulate a range of filters, reworking and remixing MP3 tracks fueled by the deck. [via thecoolhunter]