Friday, July 01, 2005

What the huh?

This thing is weird, but strangely cool and compelling.

It's a cloud harp. That's right, a cloud harp. It shoots infrared beams at the clouds to measure their density and presence and then translates that information into sound similar to the way that CD players translate laser reflections from an aluminum disk into sound.

All I have to say is, "Neat?"

5 comments:

tabitha jane said...

all i have to say is "cool! i wanna hear it!"

and, "where do you find this stuff james?"

James Wood said...

I know people . . .

or

I'm a big, fat, nerd-o-mcgee.

I've thought about divulging my sources, but then I wouldn't be the source of cool things in the blogmunity. Is that selfish? Nacissistic? Egomanaiacal? Snufulupagustastic?

tabitha jane said...

i would say that it is mostly Snufulupagustastic of you. but i'll let it slide just this once. :)

Mrs. Andrea Wood said...

What I want to know is who thought to themselves, "You know what? I bet I could make music out of clouds and this is how I will do it."

I bet the whole thing is just a hoax. It's probably some CD player that they put in a crazy looking box because really, who is going to say- "No, no- that box read the cloud wrong"?

everyday.wonder said...

I gotta say, that's a pretty cool project for some PHD doof somewhere. Better than tracking the non-sex life of hermaphroditic frogs for two years and writing up your 400-page findings...