Chris Novello, whose “illucia” project has been on the blog and in the Adafruit Show+Tell, was recently featured on MTV Brasil’s “Mod MTV” technology program. Chris’ segment, which begins at around 3’20”, shows him doing his illucia thing in the subway station at Union Square in NYC. He writes:
I was on MTV Brasil’s technology show this week – they invited me to do an interview for ModMTV, so I decided to have a proper adventure and take them “codebusking” in NYC.
We went to Union Square and they filmed me patching video games in the subway platform with my new “illucia one” codebending instrument. I had just been to the dentist, so I was a little clumsy / nervous, but the MTV people were super nice, and it was quite a fun & surreal experience.
Below is a short interview I did with Chris at the Open Hardware Summit, explaining his project:
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