Misuse of Technology

January 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm Leave a comment

Misuse of Technology

I’ve been thinking a lot about how more creativity comes from misusing a technology than from using it as intended. It’s what’s behind my ongoing suite of guitar improvisations (https://soundcloud.com/bee-loud-glade).

This picture is of the 20-year-old delay pedal that I use in the improvisations. Every time I improvise, I try and find a new way to misuse it.


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