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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
French students Marianne Cauvard  and Raphaël Pluvinage have come up with a fantastically weird project that uses agar-agar  — red algae — jelly to create music. Dubbed Noisy Jelly, the project involves cooking colored jelly  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  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. 
Photo © Véronique Huygue
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URLs in this post:
 Marianne Cauvard: http://inhabitat.commariannecauvard.fr
 Raphaël Pluvinage : http://inhabitat.compluvinage.eu
 agar-agar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agar
 jelly: http://inhabitat.com/inexpensive-lighter-jelly-batteries-could-power-laptops-and-electric-vehicles/
 capacitive sensor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitive_sensing
 musical instruments.: http://inhabitat.com/stereotank-recycled-water-tanks-turned-into-giant-musical-instrument/
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