The compact disk used to be a symbol of the multimedia era, but it became the latest out-of-date media. In Singapore, it is quite hard to buy a new CD even though there are some shops that still sell vinyl records. Most people listen music via the Internet, not physical media. And they probably keep CDs in their storeroom.CD Prayer is a Buddha statue designed to previve CD music. With CD Prayer, the CD will work as a halo of Buddha and give hi-fi music and enlightenment to the people.
CD Prayer uses a 3D model of Buddha shared by YahooJAPAN under the Creative Commons – Attribution license.
Yuichiro Katsumoto is a gadget creator based in Singapore. He keeps inventing new electronic toys that are time related since 2005. His works have been exhibited at various art festivals such as Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH. Currently, he works for the Smart Systems Institute, National University of Singapore as a senior research fellow.