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Trippy Turntables

'Death Calls the Tune' by Lab Binaer Speaks to Our 24/7 News Cycle

— January 10, 2010 — Art & Design
'Death Calls the Tune' by Lab Binaer is a modified turntable that displays neon news headlines in ticker-like fashion. The art piece is meant to be a reflection on our 24/7 news cycle and the way in which dismal headlines have saturated our senses.

'Death Calls the Tune' by Lab Binaer is not a turntable that plays music; instead, it displays 50-character news headlines in phosphorous. Check out this trippy turntable in action above.

Implications - The 'Death Calls the Tune' by Lab Binaer is a product that compiles all of the world's minute by minute news for stories that deal with punishment and suffering on the planet. Then a microcontroller picks up the remodelled record player and burns the lengthy headlines onto a groomed light disc. The irony is, this installation is probably going to be a major news story on many of the same channels its satirizing for capitulating to the desire for "infotainment."
Trend Themes
1. Neon News Display - The trend towards displaying news headlines in neon or other eye-catching forms provides opportunities for innovative news media and advertising companies to grab people's attention in unique ways.
2. News Satire Art - The trend of artists using news media as a medium provides opportunities for disruptive innovation in the art world, as well as potential collaborations with news outlets to create thought-provoking content.
3. Transformative Turntables - The trend of repurposing turntables for purposes other than music, such as displaying news headlines, offers opportunities for creative innovation and new product development in the electronics industry.
Industry Implications
1. News Media - The concept of displaying news headlines in unconventional formats has the potential to disrupt the way news media companies present their stories to the public, providing opportunities for new forms of engagement and involvement.
2. Art - The use of news media as a medium for artistic expression provides opportunities for innovation in both the art and news industries, such as interactive installations, performance art, and digital collaborations.
3. Electronics - The repurposing of turntables for non-music applications is just one example of the potential for innovation in the electronics industry, as artists, designers, and engineers look for creative ways to leverage existing technology and functionality.
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