Have you been to the Sony Wonder Technology Lab in New York City with your kids? If not, you should. It’s one of the city’s best activities for kids and it’s FREE. I’ve been taking my kids there since they were wee small, and it’s an experience that we’ll never get tired of. It’s a four-story interactive technology and entertainment experience in the Sony Building on 56th and Madison that is truly out of this world.
So, when I was invited there today for the opening of Music Mixer, its latest interactive exhibit featuring 14-time Grammy® Award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys, I was truly honored. Unfortunately, I couldn’t attend but the opening is something I feel that you, as my reader, should know about. My son was SO disappointed as he’s a big fan of technology and music, and I can guarantee you that my kids and I will be visiting the Wonderlab’s Music Mixer soon.
This highly interactive experience allows visitors to put their own spin on the Alicia Keys hit, “Empire State of Mind (Part II),” using a variety of instrument tracks in genres ranging from Hip-Hop to World. By manipulating a set of three-dimensional “audio blocks” on an interactive table, visitors work together to create a whole new mix, while learning about the characteristics of different instruments, effects and musical styles.
Music Mixer was developed by the Sony Wonder Technology Lab in partnership with Big Show Construction Management. The Sony Wonder Technology Lab inspires creativity in a high-quality, engaging, and family-friendly learning environment. By inviting visitors to experience the latest technologies in a hands-on setting, SWTL nurtures curiosity while awakening visitors to their own talent and potential. Through its permanent exhibits and innovative programs, including Sci-Tech workshops, ongoing screenings and associations with well-respected local non-profit and educational institutions, SWTL aims to educate and cultivate the next generation of leaders in media, science, technology and the arts.
Disclosure: I was invited to the event by Sony but I could not attend. As soon as I visit this exhibit, I will write about my experience.