Flat earth society

The Flat Earth Society is a group that inexplicably believes and defends that the earth is flat. With this in mind, this is an art project by Nicolas Maigret & Nicolas Montgermont of France, who flatten the earth onto vinyl and plays it like a record (!).

Earth_to_disk is a project that uses the earth elevation data. The height information of the globe is analogically transposed on a 12 inch record. A standard turntable can then read this relief. The chain of the elevation data crossed during the playing is directly transposed into audible sound vibrations. By every rotation of the disk, we can recognize patterns corresponding to the relief of the crossed continents. The engraving of this elevation’s information on the surface of the disk generates in consequence a subtle image of the earth. This image may remind us of representations that are proposed to us since the stellar exploration during the 60’s, until today with applications like google-earth.

Here’s a video of the actual record being played. Not much to listen to, but great as an art piece.