Play it Again, Stan: The World's Smartest Piano
The most innovative, high-tech musician playing the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend is named Stanley, and he only does covers. Invented by the artful geniuses at Digital Kitchen, Stanley is a souped up, interactive player piano that takes requests via text message (@stanleypiano). Stanley is programmed with a catalog of music by each of the (human) bands slated for the festival, but you can also test his range by texting him a request from left field. Watch the video below to sample his mad skilz.