Alma Music Box

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LISTEN TO THE MELODY OF A DYING STAR 950 LIGHT-YEARS AWAY. To help raise awareness of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) telescope, we collaborated with the National Observatory of Japan to create the ALMA Music Box. With radio signal data captured by the telescope from the dying star R Sculptoris, we produced 70 music discs that can be played on a customized music box. The resulting somber melody is our requiem to the distant dying star 950 light-years away. The project is on display at the 21_21 Design Sight Museum in Tokyo, October 24, 2014 ~ February 1, 2015.

http://alma.mtk.nao.ac.jp/musicbox/
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