I (so totally) Dream Of Wires

"I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition" 2013 official trailer from I Dream Of Wires on Vimeo.

http://idreamofwires.org/ | the modular synthesizer documentary

from their site:

"I Dream of Wires" is an upcoming, independent documentary film about the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer — exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine.

"I Dream of Wires (Hardcore Edition)" (IDOW-HE) will be released on Blu-Ray / 2-DVD, and shipped to all IndieGoGo and pre-order customers, June 2013. IDOW-HE is for the hardcore modular synthesizer and electronic music fanatics, and will run approximately 4 hours long(!).

Granular Synthesis Kit

Standuino: Granular synthesis gizmo in a kit or pre-built

"Standuino microGranny is pocket sized handmade granular sampler. It uses microSD card to store samples. You can adjust many parameters of the samples and trigger them by MIDI. Designed by Anymade Studio"

It's great to see more and more projects like this recently: made with open-source building blocks by people and communities that inspire more of the same.

Here's a good article by Peter Kirn.