OTTO is an electronic musical instrument for realtime manual beat slicing of audio samples.
OTTO was developed by Luca De Rosso as a thesis project for his master degree in Visual and Multimedia Communications at IUAV University of Venice (April 2009), and uses the Arduino open-source hardware platform and Cycling '74's Max/MSP software.
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).