On Croissants and Conductivity

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I was in Lyon this past week to speak about my ongoing adventures with JavaScript, MIDI & tiny computers at MiXiT. I'm happy to report my talk went well, that I was able to show some new demos I was excited about—namely my "tactile" flash cards demo, which I'll have to elaborate on in another post—and that Lyon is a strikingly lovely city I would happily visit again.

There is one sad bit of news to report. Previously one of my demos revolved around turning conductive objects into an interactive MIDI controller. Try Googling "banana piano" and you'll see what I mean.

It is little surprise and brings me no joy to report that the conductivity of the croissants I purchased was not substantial enough to facilitate this demo.

A moment of silence, si vous plait.