The Great .WAV off Kanagawa

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This photo, by Hiroko Masuik, is of Jean Shin’s “Sound Wave,” a sculpture made of melted records. It’s on display at ‘Second Lives’ at the Museum of Arts and Design. More info and another of Masuik’s shots of it are at an article covering the exhibit at the New York Times

‘Second Lives’ at the Museum of Arts and Design [NYT via NOTCOT and Make]

Using Old Materials to Put a New Face on a Museum [NYT]

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9 Responses to The Great .WAV off Kanagawa

  1. historyman68 says:

    The definition of “pure junk” might be different for a record store clerk versus the average consumer.

    Apparently this happens in video stores with VHS too:
    http://www.theaterhopper.com/index.php?date=20080804

  2. eleventhvolume says:

    Sad but beautiful… More examples of similar repurposing: Boycott iTunes Music Store and ‘Customise your music’ by Owen Gildersleeve.

  3. OM says:

    …Hey, I thought they *burned* all those Beatle albums!?!?

  4. Not a Doktor says:

    I’m sure most of these were unusable anyways. I remember hearing from a record store guy that about 70% of stuff that comes into his shop is just pure junk.

  5. Jake0748 says:

    I find it sad.

  6. Rob Beschizza says:

    Take heart: a polyvinyl chloride wave’s analog warmth lacks the harshness of a polycarbonate one.

  7. ESQ says:

    My two favorite things in one – records and surf.

    Beauty.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love the post title. I just bought a 5 foot by 3.5 foot poster of that printing. It’s epic

  9. eleventhvolume says:

    Sad but beautiful… More examples of similar repurposing: Boycott iTunes Music Store and ‘Customise your music’ by Owen Gildersleeve.

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