Cooperative Phonograph

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The Cooperative Phonograph uses forgotten 19th century audio technology in an all-new type of sculpted experience that is regarded as magic by the current generation of digital natives. Several different textured sound waves can be scraped- using a business card as the phonograph stylus. One person spins huge record disc to maintain the rotation frequency (musical pitch), while another person holds the sound wave scraper and varies the amplitude (volume) of the musical experience. This shared-control interface encourages users to cooperate, and interact with each other.