Sounds Like DNA

What do you sound like?

a web installation to accompany Penny Dreadful Productions' show

"HOW TO BE IMMORTAL"

 
 
 
 
 
Background image of the DNA double-helix. Two interwined sine waves: the background image of the male to female slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the height slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the build slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the addiction slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the stress handling ability slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the decision-making ability slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the memory and love slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the excitement slider.
A vertical white bar: the background image of the hunger slider.
 
 

Music Length (approx 30s to 2.5 minutes)

 

Volume

 

Quality (lo-hi)

 
 

 
 

The slider groups represent characteristics (physical, personality, mood).
Hover over each slider to find out what it represents and set it to your desired value.
Click the button to generate music based on the effect of DNA sequences
that we have interpreted as in some way linked to the characteristics.
If the audio stutters, try switching to low quality.
The site works best on laptop or desktop computers (a mobile-friendly version is available with reduced features).
As of 8/9/2014 it is working on Chrome (Mac/Win v37), Firefox (Mac/Win v31), and Safari (Mac v7).
Unfortunately, Internet Explorer does not provide the necessary capabilities and so cannot be used.

 
 

Concept
Mira Dovreni
Nicolas Gold
Barnaby Race

Design and Realisation
Nicolas Gold
(Department of Computer Science, UCL)

Sounds Like DNA
Original design/code ©
University College London 2014. Released under the Apache 2.0 Licence

Built with
jQuery (MIT License)
jQueryUI (MIT License)
Audiolet (Apache License)
960grid (MIT License)

DNA Data
From anonymous publicly available data given with informed consent at NIH Genbank

 
 

Slider settings are lost when you leave the page. No cookies are used by this page. The association of genetic factors with particular characteristics on this page is an artistic interpretation of public domain scientific information and should not be construed as carrying any medical or scientific authority.

 
 
 

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