[FoRK] Amazing

Jeffrey Winter < JeffreyWinter at crd.com > on > Mon Mar 13 06:46:42 PST 2006

I'm not sure of the origins of this idea, but I remember reading a short
story by Arthur C. Clarke from the 50's where a character was
dragging a recording stylus through the grooves of renaissance paintings
listening for the sounds of the artists.

I wish I could recall exactly what book it was in (Tales from the White
Hart?)
and which story is was.  Anybody else recall this one?

 

-----Original Message-----
From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of
Stephen D. Williams
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2006 9:38 AM
To: Wilkin, Kurt
Cc: FoRK Discussion
Subject: Re: [FoRK] Amazing

Ahhh!  Temporal paradox!

Circular stories anyway.  I believe that the French story was that start

of this thread.

sdw

Wilkin, Kurt wrote:
> Stephen D.Williams wrote:
>   
>> It's possible to have something like this recorded.  What's funny is
>> that it could be recorded well before it could have been played back.
>>
>> If you ever get transported back in time (heh), you could
>> easily leave
>> recordings for the future, if you could get them found.
>>
>>     
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> [...and...]
>
>   
>> Andy Armstrong wrote:
>>     
>>> On 19 Feb 2006, at 21:53, Andy Armstrong wrote:
>>>       
>>>> I recall a science programme when I was a kid talking about the
>>>> possibility of recovering audio recordings from old masters - by
>>>> analysing the paint to find out how the canvas had vibrated in
>>>> response to ambient sounds as it dried. This seems pretty close:
>>>>  http://lyxus.net/cin
>>>>         
>>> But it's a hoax. How disappointing :)
>>>       
>
>
>
> Not sure of veracity, but from IP List
> (and edited to remove email addresses):
>
>
>   
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> From: Dewayne Hendricks 
>> Date: March 9, 2006 12:13:49 PM EST
>> To: Dewayne-Net Technology List 
>> Subject: [Dewayne-Net] Audio recording from - ancient Pompeii !!!
>> Reply-To: 
>>
>> [Note:  This item comes from reader Mike Cheponis.  DLH]
>>
>> From: Mike Cheponis 
>> Date: February 18, 2006 2:48:00 PM PST
>> Subject: audio recording from - ancient Pompeii !!!
>>
>> French archaeologists have taken pottery from ancient Pompeii and  
>> played the grooves back like a record to get the sounds of the  
>> pottery workshop, including laughter. Click "Telecharger la video" to
>>     
>
>   
>> play the short video which contains a sample of the audio.
>>
>> <http://www.zalea.org/article.php3?id_article=496>
>>     
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> Cheers, Kurt.
>
>   

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