Toy Piano

Octet

2007
Plastic, aluminum, wood, custom electronics
12” x 12” x 8” (30cm x 30cm x 20cm)
 

A child’s toy piano now teaches adults how to count in binary (8 keys = 8 bits = 1 byte = 1 octave).

Players repeat the computer’s increasingly complex sequence of chords, though the secret is simple - it is just counting up, in binary.