Meet the maker: Kogumi

Project Maker (s): Kogumi

Country/Area: Lyon

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Maker Bio:

Since 2012, the Kogumi collective has been raising public awareness of sound and musical phenomena through adapted educational meetings, around electronic gears making. The collective also produces DIY electronic instruments, adapted to all motricities.

Project Name: The Kraken

Project Introduction:

For two years, La Carène, the Mutualité Française and the Kogümi collective (Lyon) worked on the creation of this instrumentarium adapted to people with disabilities. The residents of the Menez Roual home in Dirinon actively participated in the design, through shared moments of reflection, experimentation, testing … before culminating in the fall of 2020 with the final production of the instruments.

The Kraken is made up of around fifty modules: potentiometers, faders, buttons and other sensors. Its sensors can beconnected to eight “brains” which receive and interpret the signals to control virtual instruments via MIDI.

The people for whom this instrumentarium is intended have motor disorders, with associated disorders, often resulting in learning difficulties. A particular problem which required long phases of mutual discovery.

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This unique instrumentarium can be made available to Breton medico-social structures which request it, as soon as a partnership with a cultural structure is initiated.

Special Thanks

to Maker Music Festival for inviting this amazing project to exhibit on Maker Faire Shenzhen 2021.



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