evil eye optical record player
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jul 03, 2012

evil eye optical record player

‘evil eye’ optical player by indianen all images courtesy of creativeapplications

the ‘evil eye’ is an audio project from belgian collective indianen that uses screen printed information to conceive analog sound through the use  of a record player. printed onto 12 inch optical discs, the rotating patterns created on the turntable generate similar waveforms to those of an audio file. using coding software cocoa – objective c to generate the patterns, the motion outputs sound when the record passes over special light sensing 

electronic hardware. unlike classic vinyl records, this method uses an additive process rather than subtracting and cutting grooves into material.

wave length replication

‘evil eye’ pattern


example of the ‘evil eye’ by tim K 

process of screen printing the ‘records’ how the sensor works

via creativeapplications

INFINITI digital art competition – CURVED VISIONS designboom in collaboration with INFINITI is offering an international competition asking participants to design spectacular or interactive digital artworks or performances, to be exhibited throughout europe. participation is open to applicants from every country in the world: to professionals, design-enthusiasts, and students.

registration is free and now open, through july 10th, 2012. view the call-to-entry for more details!

  • Soooo, it\’s a laser disk. I\’m pretty sure that\’s been around for a while now. Wait, let me check … yep been here a long time. Thanks for nothing.

    concerned citizen. says:
  • soooo maybe it\’s more about the experience rather than the project being about developing new digital techniques. works fine for me, i like how it makes people look different at the technology they are all so used of now..

    yes says:

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