Audiopill Promises A Party In Your Tummy – That You Can’t Escape

Jan Poope’s Audiopill – part of the art exhibition Prolapse of Love – is a conceptual art piece that is designed for “enjoying music from the inside”.

According to Poope (aka Jan Strmiska):

Audiopill (pill) will make you feel like you are standing in the middle of a concert hall with a powerful audiosystem inside your body. Or like you are standing in a factory workshop full metal working machines and ramming an impact drill into your stomach. The only diference is there’s an absolute silence all around and you are experiencing the music in perfect privacy and only from the inside.

Think it might be the worst idea ever? Others may agree.

According to the Poope’s IndieGoGo site:

Swallowing this electronic capsule is based on the same principle as the medically approved capsule endoscopy. However, this is an experimental art device. During development of the device, many doctors and four polymer experts who were consulted on encasement materials, warned the author “to never ever swallow anything like this”.

Therefore, everything is at the user’s own risk. The author waives all responsibility for any potential health problems. It is also strongly recommended that you inspect your faeces to be sure the device has made it through and out safely (in approx. 48 hours).

Is the Audiopill an interesting example of media hacking – or just hype that will soon pass? Let us know what you think in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Audiopill Promises A Party In Your Tummy – That You Can’t Escape

  1. The sound isn’t audible…. but this dip is dancing like the music has him. The might be the highest level of “wanna-be” cool achievable. Like Nirvana for posers.

  2. That’s pretty funny. They could have ended with a brief flash of someone walking into the bathroom in the morning with a colander in their hand, and shutting the door behind them.

    They could have mixed in some short sawtoothy, farty bursts; “pfft… pfft…. pffft….pffft…”

    They could cut to people in a van outside this guy’s house monitoring this guy’s digestive system.

    Or maybe right after they swallow it they just cut to an ambulance speeding through the streets of wherever this is from.

    Perhaps he’s part of a control group and his was a placebo kick drum. That beat was inside him the whole time.

  3. “Never ever swallow anything like this” and “It is also strongly recommended that you inspect your faeces to be sure the device has made it through and out safely (in approx. 48 hours)”. Hilarious.

  4. What kind of receptors are causing the perception of the sound exactly? Would this have an “audible” effect on deaf person? For me personally this would be the only relevant case to try such a pill.

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