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Hearing colours

a machine that converts light waves into sound waves...
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Well, i've seen this done in reverse.. that is, sounds to images. But i've never seen anything that makes images into sounds. A specially built camara that convers whatever it's filming into sounds. I suppose the wavelengths of the incoming light and the pattern in which the light hits would be the determining factors. Ideally, the sounds would somehow mimic the human emotional response to visual stimuli...
Malakh, May 19 2000

MetaSynth http://www.uisoftwa...S/acceuil_meta.html
Translates images into sounds. Typical pretty-to-look-at pictures don't produce very interesting sounds, of course. [krevis, May 19 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

frequency translator http://www.halfbake...quency_20translator
sound => touch [egnor, May 19 2000, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Synaesthesia http://www.autismli...ch-synaesthesia.htm
hear colors, see sound, taste odors [eyeguy, Oct 04 2004]


       One question. WHY?????!!!!!!!
MrTheRich, Jun 29 2000

       Sure, it's called LSD.
turboflier, Jul 03 2000

       I find marijuana in high doses can do this too.
JesseOQ, Aug 10 2003

       Old film soundtracks convert pictures (albeit very abstract ones made by transducing past sounds) into sound. As do, technically, radios and cd players.
n-pearson, Aug 10 2003

       Mother Nature kinda beat you to it already. There is a condition called synesthesia that makes people (particulary autistic children) see sound, hear color, taste sights, all sort of weird mixings of inputs. They find it very debiltating and confusing. The lead singer for the bad "Moth" has a milder case of this and even wrote the song "I See Sound" about it.
eyeguy, Jan 23 2004


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