The Rocktopus

by Scott on 2014/09/19

The Rocktopus is an interactive audio sculpture created for the Rifflandia Festival. It has LED lights and pressure sensors installed that allow users to create percussive sounds by stepping on the legs. Essentially, it’s a giant drum machine.

It was installed over the festival for beta testing, and stress testing and managed to survive being stomped on, jumped on, and played with by hundreds of people over the weekend.

It was designed and built by Josh Pierrot, Juniper English (, David Parfit ( and Scott Amos (

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