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Music Boxes, Reimagined as Animated Installation Art

Motion graphics and animation are everywhere you look, but an installation last week reached out to audiences with a simple device: old music boxes. Visitors to the elegant 18th-Century Norfolk House Music Round found several music boxes atop a table with projected visuals. Turn the crank, and varied scenes produced in Flash responded to the sounds. From the photos, it looks like it was a big hit:

This project comes to us via one of its creators, our friend Chris O'Shea, interactive designer, musician, and now at ubercool UK design firm AllofUs. He's done some great work with his blog Pixelsumo, if you haven't seen it in a while. (Video soon, says Chris.)

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