An Affordable At-Home Record-Cutting Machine

Designed by Pentagram’s Yuri Suzuki, the Easy Record Maker can capture audio from any source (connected by an aux cord or USB) and cut it onto five-inch 33 or 45 records. Right now, Japanese publisher and toymaker Gakken produces the machines, which retail for approximately $80 USD. The kit comes with 10 blank records and everything needed to create and play your signature recordings. “Vinyl …

Yuri Suzuki’s Color Chasers

In his 2013 installation “Looks Like Music,” sound artist and designer Yuri Suzuki invited the public to create their own musical compositions by drawing on the ground with colored markers. An ensemble of five small, robotic Color Chasers—each unique in sound output—would then translate the drawings into computer-like sounds as they rolled over the colorful tracks, resulting in a rich, futuristic song accompanied by a …