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French Students Use Algae Jelly To Create Sweet Melodies

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 8, 2012 @ 4:32 pm In Art,Design,Environment,Sustainable Food | No Comments

Marianne Cauvard, Raphaël Pluvinage, Noisy Jelly, agar-agar, jelly, music, Sustainable Food, Art,

French students Marianne Cauvard [1] and Raphaël Pluvinage [2]have come up with a fantastically weird project that uses agar-agar [3] — red algae — jelly to create music. Dubbed Noisy Jelly, the project involves cooking colored jelly [4] with a few grams of algae powder and then molding it into different geometric shapes. The shapes are then placed on a sensor board that creates music when each one is touched!

So how does it work? Technically the game board is a capacitive sensor [5] that creates different sounds according to the shape of the figures, salt concentration, and finger pressure. A weird experiment or a fun tasty game, Cauvard and Pluvinage’s Noisy Jelly gives a fresh, wobbly new aesthetic to musical instruments. [6]

+ Marianne Cauvard [1]

+ Raphaël Pluvinage [2]

Photo © Véronique Huygue

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[1] Marianne Cauvard: http://inhabitat.commariannecauvard.fr

[2] Raphaël Pluvinage : http://inhabitat.compluvinage.eu

[3] agar-agar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agar

[4] jelly: http://inhabitat.com/inexpensive-lighter-jelly-batteries-could-power-laptops-and-electric-vehicles/

[5] capacitive sensor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing

[6] musical instruments.: http://inhabitat.com/stereotank-recycled-water-tanks-turned-into-giant-musical-instrument/

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