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DNA Radio Is The Sound Of Life

by | 17th, March 2009

DNA Radio is the sound of your life. DJs Katrin Bierkand and Jens Bierkandt broadcast DNA radio uninrterrupted (unless the server goes down) for the next 23.5 years, until all code has been distributed over the internet.

DNA Radio is the sound of all life. (You can use that – call me.)

Not that it should be played, necessarily – the result not enough unlike a waking nightmare of being stuck in a talking lift with an experimental Kraftwerk album playing on loop.

Tune is as the the entire human genome goes audio – and look out for Now That’s What I Call DNA album 2,435,098!

The facts:

After creating pictures from the human DNA code and getting an incredible amount of positive response, the step to convert the data to audio came into our mind quite fast. After some thinking and lots of tests, we are converting the whole human genome to audio and streaming them now to the Internet, 24/7. The idea is quite simple, every base is read and broadcasted instead converting it to a color. With DNA-Radio we don’t visualize the chromosome, we sonify it and have now completed a full audio-visual DNA representation of human chromosomes.

It’s like radio, everybody listening hears the same code at the same time, the audio never gets repeated and when we have aired all chromosomes, this project is over. Well, after doing some calculation we figured out that this will take quite a while. When we read three characters a second, it will take about 23.5 years or so until all code has been distributed over the internet.

Currently broadcasting: Chromosome 1.

On the right side you see the chromosome we are broadcasting right now. The blue line idicates the position we are currently reading.

To start listening click on the link below.

Start DNA-Radio

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