Molecular Media Project : Remixing with Fungus

April 27th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Biotech, Design, Nanotech, Technology | No Comments »

By manipulating the written bits of digital media, the Molecular Media Project remixes images, music, and video by reorganizing the digital sequence at the nano-scale. Take for example, the remixing of digital music by growing spores of fungus on CDs. The semi-controlled fungus growth refracts the laser as it reads the information, creating different audio effects. From the description you would expect the digital manipulation to sound like a scratched CD, but surprisingly the sounds can overlap and resequence into something bearable.

Eagles – Hotel California MP3 [organic pigments, titanium dioxide, carbon black, aluminum or bronze powders; butane/propane propellant]

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