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!