In case you ever wondered about the musical "ghost" that (MP3) perceptual encoding filters out

There's a PhD student at UVA who's using it as a creative medium (and maybe as a bit of a polemic device, too). It's actually kind of cool.

Here's a pretty lame interview with the guy:
http://news.virginia.edu/content/lost-and-found-uva-grad-student-discovers-ghosts-mp3

And here's one of his "ghosts", from Suzanne Vega's Tom's Diner, which was (and I didn't know this!) a seminal piece of music used in the development and evaluation of the MP3 algorithm.
http://theghostinthemp3.com/

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  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,736
    Go Bob go!
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  • vcwatkinsvcwatkins Posts: 1,976
    Thought it was pretty cool. Future MOMA exhibit, hehe.
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