The ‘Re: Sound Bottle’ is a recording device like none you will have ever seen before. As described elsewhere, it collects audio recordings just like collecting fireflies in a jar, stores them as samples, and then remixes them into a mash-up to create a personal soundtrack of your recent activities. This strange device is designed by Jun Fijiwara, a student at Japan’s Tama Art University.
Uncork the bottle, and, if a sound is present, it will be automatically recorded and saved in a database to be re-created into rhythmic tracks.
Jun hopes the device – which won the Judge’s Special Prize – Naoki Sakai Prize in the Mitsubishi Chemical Junior Design Awards 2012 and is still a prototype – will be used by people to interact more with music by making it an integral part of their daily life.