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Biotechnology allows audience to eat music

“The Algae Opera” is a project wherein Opera singer Louise Ashcroft sings into a device which uses her breath to feed algae. After her performance, the audience is encouraged to taste her song.

Created by artists Michiko Nitta and Michael Burton and performed at the Digital Design Weekend Showcase in London, “The Algae Opera” is intended to demonstrate how biotechnology could help create a future food source by transforming organisms in a unique way.

Algae’s growth is dependant on CO2, so by controlling the volume and pitch of her song, Ashcroft could make the food taste either bitter or sweet.

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This entry was posted on October 4, 2012 by in Weird technology.

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