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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Music On A DNA Molecule: Music Delivery Of The Future

Music Delivery via DNA image
I've written about data storage on DNA in the past, but now it looks like it's one step closer to fruition with a new project that encodes music onto synthetic DNA molecules.

The project is a collaboration between British scientist Dr. Nick Goldman (the inventor of the technique) and performance artist Charlotte Jarvis using specially commissioned music from the Kreutzer Quartet to store the music in the form of an MP3 file on DNA molecules that are suspended in a soap solution.

A Kickstarter campaign for the project aims to raise money to create installations where the listener can be have the soap bubbles pop on their skin and therefore be "bathed" in music. They call the project "Music of the Spheres."

The campaign has already exceeded its goal of around $7,500 USD with a week to go.

The whole thing sounds far-fetched at first, but if you think about it for a second, it could actually be a new and exciting way of music delivery. Not only that, it's an experience that can't easily be pirated (at least not yet), so it could actually be a way for artists to make money at some point.

Just imagine selling your album in the form of a bottle of bubble solution.

Check out the video below.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

If it were a lossless format instead of mp3 on the DNA then I might consider donating.


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