Unique optical LPs are playable with a turntable and handheld sensor.
Belgium art and design collective, Indianen, has created an optical audio record. The project called ‘Evil Eye’ uses screenprinting to design music records. The records can be played on a turntable by using an handheld electronic ‘eye’, which is a simple device created from an LED and light sensor.
When the ‘eye’ is held above the turning paper record, it is able to generate a sequence of notes. Users can move the eye device to play different tracks. Watch the video below for a demonstration of the Evil Eye: