People reaction to Stanley Prototype of Stanley

An interactive player piano.

Stanley Smart Piano

Meet Stanley, a typical player piano with the added twist of being able to take song requests via Twitter. Created by Digital Kitchen and placed on a corner of Pike Street in Seattle for 3 days during the annual Capitol Hill Block Party, users simply tweet a request to @stanleypiano and the system adds them to a list and notifies the user when their request is up next.

The system operates via an MIDI interface that sends all the data to a controller linked to the keys of the piano to actually play the notes. The piano has a large number of songs stored locally on the player and can learn new songs as they are requested. The agency has no long term plans for the piano to go on tour at the moment but if you are interested in seeing Stanley in action you can watch the video below.

Remote Player Piano Stanley
Stanley Remote Player Piano
Stanley the interactive piano player

Additional Coverage: Verge, ABC News, Wired, PSFK

Image Credits: Digital Kitchen


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