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It’s understandable, since he’s having a busy 2016.Butera is not only holds a Ph D in sound studies, but he’s now a tech entrepreneur. The result is a sort of universal instrument, untethered to the conventions of more familiar-looking music-making devices.“Where we’re headed is toward instruments that change their gestalt, depending on how you want to use it,” says Butera.Last year, he and cofounder Jacob Gordon launched Artiphon, a consumer hardware startup born out of the New Museum’s NEW INC incubator. Its interface, which kind of resembles a shortened, rubberized guitar neck, can be played like a guitar when you’re holding it like one. “Whether it’s actually shapeshifting or adapting to your expectations in other ways.” While future advances in material science may enable interfaces that physically change before our eyes, Butera and Gordon are happy to take an early crack at the concept with a hunk of plastic, rubber, and electronics.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon.The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.

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