We offer a Q&A from the web files of ‘you couldn’t make it up, but …’ barcode tattoos that might make a Christmas present for some of your more off-the-wall friends.
Katherine Brooks wrote on Huffington Post (Oct 2014) about Russian artist Dmitry Morozov, sometimes known as vtol who has created a barcode tattoo which produces music ‘when scanned with a special instrument.’
Called Reading My Body Vol 1, she styles it a ‘sound-meets-science feat.’ Others might have different names for it.
But it is an eight by three-inch long design ‘like a mysterious barcode on his forearm’ which when a machine slides over it, is ‘an eerie, cyborg-like machine, the design of which produces an avant-garde noise appealing to the most highbrow of listeners.’
Probably worth hearing for yourself now. Read more…