herramienta.digital | Pablo Somonte Ruano


Pablo Somonte Ruano


Pablo Somonte Ruano (Mexico City, 1992). Multimedia worker, filemaker and cryptoexplorer.

I'm interested in topics in the intersection of technology, design and society: generative systems, moving images, participation, free software, cryptography and p2p networks.

Right now I'm working in deriva.mx a transmedia project approaching structural violence in Mexico through cinema and interaction. I also teach a university course at CENTRO, Networks and Systems: Politics and Economics. Download the study plan and the class presentations (in spanish).

I also make music, for my personal project Párvulos and sometimes for commissioned work. Download my EP: Palabra, recently released in VAA (Varios Artistas).

Social networks: personal instagram, instagram for herramienta.digital, twitter, github.

Download my CV.

Write me at x@pablo.sx

MIDI Xylophone | 2014

Modified instrument that combines the possibilities of MIDI and the characteristics of a physical instrument.

Tools: Electronics, Arduino, Processing, Ableton Live.

The instrument works with an arduino connected to twelve solenoids which are activated by the corresponding MIDI message. Internally, Ableton Live sends MIDI through an internal channel (Driver IAC) where Processing receives and translates the signals into serial I/O that the Arduino uses to activate the corresponding solenoid.