Fungal remixes
August 1, 2005 11:45 AM   Subscribe

Australian scientist Cameron Jones puts nanocrystals on the bottom of his CDs. And prints fractals on them. And grows bacteria, yeasts, and fungi on them. What's perhaps the most surprising about this is that when these CDs are actually played, they sound pretty cool. More details can be found here and here. [Last four links are MP3, MP3, PDF, and PDF, respectively.]
posted by Johnny Assay (4 comments total)
That's awesome. Similar to what Yasunao Tone was doing back in 1984 (and then Oval, more recently), but they were scratching, painting and sticky-taping rather than actually growing things. Wonderful. Apparently Radiohead used some strawberry yogurt coated CD sounds on Amnesiac, too, but you wouldn't know from listening to it. Well, maybe Cameron Jones can tell.
posted by nylon at 12:28 PM on August 1, 2005

Ha ha!! Back at you!
posted by Gyan at 1:34 PM on August 1, 2005

Ah, goddammit. Let's call it even, then, Gyan.
posted by Johnny Assay at 2:09 PM on August 1, 2005

This is what happens when you put a CD into a Tesla coil. Very cool effects. (perhaps nsfw because of some other pics on the site)
posted by caddis at 3:10 PM on August 2, 2005

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