by Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 12 April 2012

First there was the bike that plays vinyl records as you cruise along the sidewalk. Now comes this: Turntable Rider, designed by interaction artist Toshiyuki Sugai, converts your bike into a live DJ console. Really? Really. So how does it work? Well, you attach sticks to the wheels, which then become a ‘moving jog dial'; the handbrakes become sound pads; and the handlebars contain a crossfader. It was created as a way to encourage bike sharing in crowded Japan, but if they receive more than 5,900 Facebook Fans, they’ll actually mass produce it for the rest of us to salivate over. Sweeeeeettt!