A print making, internet connected, musical keyboard to encourage hands-on play and teamwork. MAVIS, the Musically Articulated Visual Illustration System.
MAVIS (Musically Articulated Visual Illustration System) is a hand-built keyboard, connected to a computer and the internet via an Arduino. Play the keys to make sounds as someone else turns the handle, and MAVIS draws lines on the spooling paper as you go. When you’re done, cut off your print and take it with you.
MAVIS has her own website, where she automatically posts her players’ sessions, in real-time, as digital representations of the prints they produce.