The phrase 'democratizing the creative process' has been raised
more than once over the last decade. The idea of enabling
information, knowledge and resources as free accessible commodities
is gradually becoming one of the 21st century's biggest movements.
The first decade was characterized by global initiatives of
amplifying information distribution and storage capabilities.
Gradually digital tools are becoming more common, user friendly and
free. All in all bottlenecks of distribution and production are
beginning to dissolve.
As production and distribution costs become marginal, innovation
and ideas (of how to use them) are becoming the most important
asset. This transition will gradually transform our economy from an
economy of commodities to an economy of ideas. The question is
'Does the removal of all restrictions of a creative process
necessarily lead to a creative Renaissance?'
The transformation to digital format has made entire industries
more accessible and collaborative (News, Photography, Publishing,
Film, Music…). Scanners, printers, samplers and editing softwares
are just some of the tools that enable us to read, write and edit
information. Whether it is music, text, images or CAD files
(Computer-Aided-Design) they can all be
characterize now as types of information.
Digital fabrication machines and softwares have been around for a
couple of decades now. For many years these technologies were
considered highly expensive making costs the main argument for
holding back their popularity. However the rise of free open source
tools and low cost production services contradicts this assumption.
Much like the domestic paper printer usage, we mostly use domestic
printers to print (create) our own original content or when we need
a hardcopy and can't get it elsewhere. Passive consumption doesn’t
provide the incentives to use these new machines.
Collaborative and gratifying process is the key for accelerating
these technologies. Without common language, duplicating hardware
innovation remains a fragmented process.
Common language is the key for collaboration and
the system for distributing knowledge.
The common denominator of open sourced software and hardware is the
concept of language. A common recognizable system of elements,
Different attributions between the elements composes different
meaning and functions.
As a part of a global network of hardware hackers communities,
industrial designers, engineers, musicians and fabrications sites
our mission is to create incentives and inspiration for adopting
these trends and technologies in a global scale.
Zoybar is a new form of expression, a language that provides
knowledge and information for the creation of music instruments.
Zoybar is an open sourced language. Users can improve, create and
add more components on a collaborative platform. Open hardware
architecture translates as open modular systems. Zoybar is not a
specific instrument. We provide physical and virtual
platforms as creation tools for developing new music
This is a call for action, anyone can join. Music is the universal
language that will spread our vision. At the moment we are still in
the transition time. For this reason we also provide fully produced
for those who are more able to spread our word by playing and
So grab your hot, earl grey cup of tea and join us at our pony
Now it is the time for the knowledge revolution to begin.
The knowledge revolution will be complete with the clang of a
million Zoybars around the world..... Moo-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!!!