Czech artist devises ‘audiopill’ that allows you to hear music internally
Czech conceptual artist Jan Strmiska has devised a micro audio pill that can “make you feel like you are standing in the middle of a concert hall with a powerful audio system inside your body,” according to his IndieGoGo funding campaign at least. Upon swallowing the pill, the device settles into your gastrointestinal tract, giving way to a sharp pain in your abdomen but later allowing for up to ten hours of an internal dance party only audible to you until the pill leaves the body through excretion.
Strmiska first came up with the idea after playing around with Sirio, a legal ultrasound device used for treating mucoskeletal illnesses. After hearing feedback of patients describing “whistling in their head,” he decided to create a conceptual art project evolving the technology into something for recreational use. As he quips on his IndieGoGo page, “Ultrasound scratching on human bodies is a brand new music genre.”
The project thus far is having trouble getting off the ground, failing funding goals and having only one prototype sold for $150. It seems the lack of success, however, is for a good reason. After taking his project to multiple doctors, Strmiska was told that consumers should by all means not experiment with ingesting the audio pill. “Many doctors and four polymer experts who were consulted on encasement materials, warned the author ‘to never ever swallow anything like this,'” he writes. “Therefore, everything is at the user’s own risk. The author waives all responsibility for any potential health problems.”
Check out Strmiska’s IndieGoGo page for more info.