Converting images to sound

In Archive by Fredy Ore

Listening to Triple J’s J-Files tonight while driving home, I came across the technique used by music artist Aphex Twin (aka Richard D. James) to convert imagery to sound, which he used on one of his track & CD’s a few years ago.

I found the idea to use imagery and transform the data contained in digital imagery to sound fascinating, and I decided to find out more on the technology used.

Here are some technologies using similar techniques, the most surprising was this Mapping article by a product called vOICe which can convert live video and still images-to-sound and is designed for the blind.

The technology has been shown in Siggraph ’98 among other technology-graphics conferences, worldwide.