Computers make connections with each other via a network adapter. These adapters typically have wireless radios built into them or else use Ethernet wires (cables) over which the universal Internet Protocol (IP) runs. But what if you could make such network adapters out of musical instruments - how would that work? Stuart Geiger, a student at the University of California, Berkeley shows us one way how. Instead of converting electrical signals directly to bits like normal adapters, his IP over Xylophone Players (IPoXP) network uses xylophones and live musicians to generate the bits according to LED light signals.
Computer networking via musical instruments has been tried before including a network based on bongo drums.→ More - IPoXP: Implementing an IP Network Over Xylophones (wired.co.uk)