1. wetheurban:

    DESIGN: Submerged Turntable by Evan Holm

    Artist Evan Holm is convinced that ‘there will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe’. 

    To demonstrate these rather dark thoughts, he created a submerged record player that’s still producing a nearly perfect audio as demonstrated in the short video below.

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  2. wnyc:

The 11-cent record player (including two discs!!). Check out this Indian cardboard disc player in action, courtesy of the Archive of Contemporary Music.

    wnyc:

    The 11-cent record player (including two discs!!). Check out this Indian cardboard disc player in action, courtesy of the Archive of Contemporary Music.

  3. annefrankzappa:

    midcenturymodernfreak:

    Phonola Stereophonic Record Player

    Via 1 | 2

    My goodness.

    The correct response is guuuuhhhh

  4. Marcel Duchamp - Rotoreliefs 

    Duchamp recognized that by spinning designs composed as sets of eccentric but concentric circles, a viewer would see the resulting pattern as a three dimensional form even through one eye alone, without the supposedly necessary benefit of stereoscopy! By the 1930s, Duchamp had constructed from his experiments a wonderfully whimsical set of 12 spinning images—from a goldfish in a bowl, to the eclipsed sun seen through a tube, to a cocktail glass, to a light bulb—in order to emphasize his discovery of these three-dimensional effects. Ironically, as another example of harmful separation between truly unified aspects of art and science, art museums almost invariably exhibit these discs as framed, static objects on a wall—whereas they have no meaning, either artistic or scientific, unless they spin.

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    Limited edition vinyl box set, anyone? —Lars

    (Source: televandalist)