Those who remember the advent of the CD will recall the demonstrations given at the time, where some guy in a lab coat would scratch the disc up with a screwdriver, then stick it in the player to reveal no loss in sound quality. For a generation coming off of easily-scratched vinyl this was a miracle.
Half a generation later, here we are with OLEDs about to replace LCDs. And here's the updated stress test: Unseen lab man smashes each in turn with a hammer. Guess which comes up second best?
We're looking forward to the next generation of lab tests using hand tools, when future lab man crushes a flash drive with a crescent wrench while the high-tech crystals that replace it remain unscathed.
Beautiful sound objects by Swiss artists Zimoun and Pe Lang:
, Zimoun and Pe Lang, 2008
: Research, Zimoun and Pe Lang, 2008
Woodworms I, Zimoun 2009
50 prepared dc-motors / filler wire 1.0mm
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