Jesse Jarnow

theoretical art: self-mutating mp3s

(Don’t even know if this is possible. If you or someone you know can possibly code this, do drop a comment below.)

Idea for art: an mp3 that changes itself with each copy. That is: a computer-generated piece of music that contains a mechanism/algorithm to alter its contents whenever somebody drags it somewhere. No two listeners would end up with the same song..

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  1. tngregory says: - reply

    very interesting. william gibson wrote a short story like this that was delivered on a floppy disk. it deleted itself in sections as it was read and scrolled thru. brian eno used to use a program called, KOAN, to generate musical seeds that could be shared. the music that was heard was generated by the combination of seeds. evolving and not repeating.