4 ‑ 11 Dec 2020 (weekdays) 8:30am ‑ 5pm (8 hours 30 minutes)
4 ‑ 11 Dec 2020 (everyday) 9am ‑ 6pm (9 hours)
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The exhibition will showcase works and performances by Electronicos Fantasticos. This project led by Japanese artist and musician Ei Wada, aims to give new life to outdated electrical appliances. Together with a group of engineers they collect electronic devices that have outlived their usefulness and transform them into electromagnetic musical instruments.

Barcoder is one their many inventions. This modified barcode scanner generates sound by connecting the scanned signal to the audio input, so that any striped patterns becomes sound waves. Play the Barcoder at the exhibition on Dec 04 – Dec 11, and try it for yourself!

𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗜𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻

Registered participants will modify the Barcoder to design and build all-new musical instruments in the Design Thining Ideathon on Dec 12 – Dec 13.

Please follow the link for more information: https://fabcafe.com/events/hk/design-thinking-ideathon-hacking-the-barcoder-and-exploring-new-sounds/


FabCafe is an open space for innovation explorers who want to learn, share and seek collaboration. Founded in Tokyo in 2012, FabCafe’s global network now serves and fosters creative communities in 12 locations around the world, including Bangkok, Barcelona, Taipei, and many more.

Electronicos Fantasticos is a creative community from Japan. They hack home electrical appliances and make instruments to play at live concerts. Since the project launched in 2015 they have assembled project teams in Tokyo, Hitachi and Kyoto, and developed numerous instruments such as the CRT-TV Drum, Electric Fan Harp and Barcodic Guitar.

Photo by Mao Yamamoto


BODW CityProg (CityProg) is a citywide creative business and community activation programme that features 3 distinct platforms: “Anchor Site Festivals”, “Design EduVation” and “Satellite Events & Offers”. The programme activates local creative neighbourhoods by connecting creative units, business and community organisations through co-creation, exchange, matching and partnership. As new alliances and ideas start to flourish, CityProg engages people of all ages with exciting happenings, enhances public spaces, and encourages creativity and design to take wing in the community, fostering the development of local creative ecosystems. As an extension of Business of Design Week (BODW), CityProg spans all year round with its peak in November to December. It was debuted in 2018 by Hong Kong Design Centre, with Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor.

Free entry! Come visit us in December to experience these new and unique musical instruments!

The above information is provided by CityProg Strategic Partner FabCafe Hong Kong.

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In light of the current pandemic situation, the event organiser reserves the right to cancel, postpone or change any details such as dates and formats of all events without prior notice. Please stay tuned to BODW CityProg website and social media for the latest updates. And you are encouraged to enquire on individual events with the event organiser before attending.

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