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Making crazy pictures out of music and rhymes

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ze-frankSome of my favorite things on the Internet required a great deal of intelligence, creativity and ingenuity to create, yet have no easily definable purpose. The latest of these I’ve come across is by renowned and indefinable artist Ze Frank (pictured). It’s a Web-based drawing tool that responds to audio input: low volume curves the line counterclockwise, medium volume is straight, high volume curves clockwise. Ze Frank seems to have thought of it as kind of an audio theremin, a way for users to draw an image just by modulating their voice, but it didn’t take long for people to start feeding songs and things like Christian Bale’s rant through it. (Originally via b3ta.) (Title lyrics from the Pet Shop Boys.)

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Written by chris

February 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm

Posted in Culture, Internet

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