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Turn Yourself Into A Musical Instrument With Electronic Tattoos

Media artist Dmitri Morozov has created a process that “reads” tattoos, translating them into electronic sound.


First American artist Anthony Antonellis turned himself into a quasi-cyborg with his “digital tattoo” project, implanting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip device in his hand. Once inserted, the chip emitted graphics able to be viewed anywhere by smartphone. Now Moscow-based media artist and musician Dmitri Morozov has evolved a process that “reads” tattoos, translating external ink into electronic sound—no surgery required.

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Artist Turns New York Subway Map Into a Musical Instrument

Using actual subway location data from New York City Transit, an artist animated the subway map, and lets you play it like a viola.

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Forget riding the subway, try playing it. Conductor, an interactive digital art project inspired by the New York City subway system, sonically represents actual transit data. Plus, you can play the subway map like a viola.

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"The Rent is Too Damn High" Heads to iTunes

When politics doesn't work out, there's always the music business. At least that's the case for Jimmy McMillan of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party.

You knew this was coming, right? When politics doesn't work out, there's always the music business. At least that seems to be the case for Jimmy McMillan of The Rent is Too Damn High party fame.

McMillan only got around 39,000 votes in New York's gubernatorial election, but at least he can say something Governor-Elect Andrew M. Cuomo can'the has an album on iTunes.

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