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DNA-Encoded Spray Paints

Massive Attack 'Mezzanine' Has Been Reissued in a Unique New Form

— October 30, 2018 — Pop Culture
When Massive Attack 'Mezzanine' came out two decades ago, it was an innovative album that became known as the first of its kind to be streamed for free online. In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, Massive Attack is now reissuing the album in a unique new format—encoded as strands of synthetic DNA.

Massive Attack launched a limited-edition spray paint can that contains about a million DNA copies of Mezzanine. Creating this product was a lengthy process that involved translating the album to DNA fragments, which are then stored in tiny glass beads.

Band member and artist Robert Del Naja also created an art print using Mezzanine DNA and notes: "If you were to spray, scrape it off the wall and have it analyzed in the correct conditions, you’d be able to play the album back—as soon the right player becomes available."
Trend Themes
1. Dna-encoded Music - The use of synthetic DNA to encode music offers disruptive innovation opportunities in creating unique and collectible music formats.
2. Limited-edition Products - The launch of limited-edition products, such as the DNA-encoded spray paint can, presents disruptive innovation opportunities to target niche markets and create exclusivity.
3. Artistic Integration - Integrating art and technology, like creating an art print using DNA, opens up disruptive innovation opportunities to explore unconventional mediums of expression and engagement.
Industry Implications
1. Music Industry - The music industry can explore disruptive innovation opportunities by leveraging DNA encoding to create unique music experiences and engage fans in new ways.
2. Collectibles Industry - The collectibles industry can tap into the disruptive innovation opportunities presented by limited-edition products encoded with DNA, offering exclusive and desirable items for collectors.
3. Art Industry - The art industry has the potential for disruptive innovation by integrating technology like DNA encoding, allowing artists to create interactive and unconventional art forms.
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