A Brazilian artist named Vivian Caccuri has put together an installation that uses the movements of live fish to remix the music played on an MP3 player. These fish are tracked using a proximity sensor and their activities trigger adjustments in processing levels, distortion and speaker fade to create a unique sound. Sure, it is about as pointless as snails being used to send email, but it is definitely relaxing to watch. [Vivian Caccuri via Crave]
Ok, am I the first one to think that with its camera and ipod capabilities that this would make a killer iPhone app?
Whatever you point the camera at becomes the mixing data.
A nice little GUI for linking mixing functions in different ways to the various input parameters would make it killer.
Come to think of it, using the microphone in the iPhone you could use ambient sound (or a phone call or another song on the ipod) as the input data.