Universal Record is a device which allows any audio to be played through a contemporary turntable. It contains a Bluetooth audio receiver connected to an acoustic transducer, which vibrates the vinyl disc which the needle sits upon. Its function is similar to aux-cable cassette adapters.

With this project, I ask: In the record listening experience, how important is the still environment and kinetic spectacle? With modern tangible media supplanted by cross-platform, network-based storage and playback, is contemporary record and turntable ownership a novelty, or an effort towards meditative stability?

Interview: Bluetooth Disc Plays Your Digital Music Like a Vinyl Record, Wired, April 14 2015



Special thanks to Aaron Cherof and Neil Bones for the use of their music

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