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Can you imagine that one of your tattoos becomes a musical instrument? That's what the Master in Interaction Design students at IED Barcelona.

SONO is an audiovisual project that brings tattoos to life by using Augmented Reality to track our movements and interact with our body, effectively turning our tattoos into real instruments that creates music.

Each tattoo triggers a custom set of sounds and frequencies which can be modified in real time depending on our body movements. This way, for each tattoo, the user creates a personalized soundscape.

SONO allows up to three users to interact simultaneously, creating a common sound with specific harmonies to encourage creative collaboration.

Final interactions are recorded and archived in a shared library where participants can revisit their performances as well as getting inspired by others in the community.

The Project was part of Sónar+D 2019.


Master in Interaction Design students from IED Barcelona:

Ya Ching Tsai (Mandy), Alan Gabriel Tolosa Parma, Salma Amzil, Caroline Erize, Nour Ibrahim, Noel Maria De Oto Davids, Kerstin Barth, Marija Krsteski 


Jordi Planas and Eduardo de Felipe.