The Evil Eye is an analogue audio project, created by Belgian collective Indianen, that uses optical disks on a turntable, instead of audio disks:
Instead of cutting grooves onto a surface, custom software allows the artists to design and print black-and-white waveform patterns as PDFs, which are then screenprinted onto 12-inch optical discs and played back on a turntable using specialized light-sensing hardware instead of a needle. The waveforms can be either shaped manually in the software or imported / modified from existing patterns.
Playback is controlled using a handheld optical sensor.
The Evil Eye recalls the optical wave playback technology used in devices like the Optigan.
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That also kind of reminds me of this. http://www.the-product.org/soundmachines
this seems like it has potential… i just cant figure out how yet.
^ mixing/manipulating visual in the analogue domain.
Visuals on wax.