After creating pictures from the human DNA code and getting an incredible amount of positive response, the step to convert the data to audio came into our mind quite fast. After some thinking and lots of tests, we are converting the whole human genome to audio and streaming them now to the Internet, 24/7. The idea is quite simple, every base is read and broadcasted instead converting it to a color. With DNA-Radio we don't visualize the chromosome, we sonify it and have now completed a full audio-visual DNA representation of human chromosomes.
It's like radio, everybody listening hears the same code at the same time, the audio never gets repeated and when we have aired all chromosomes, this project is over. Well, after doing some calculation we figured out that this will take quite a while. When we read three characters a second, it will take about 23.5 years or so until all code has been distributed over the internet.
Currently broadcasting: Chromosome 2. Chromosome 1 has been started reading in March 2009 and finished in April 2012. Chromosome 2 has been started reading on 1st of July 2012.
On the right side you see the chromosome we are broadcasting right now. The blue line indicates the position we are currently reading.
To start listening click on the link below.
(You might also need to hit the play button in some players to start listen to the stream)