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1890 image may be world’s oldest recording


Modern technology may have resurrected the oldest recording in the world from an image.

To create sound from this image from an 1890 German magazine, Indiana University’s Patrick Feaster scanned the record-shaped image, unwinded—or “de-spiraled”—it and linked the resulting sections to create a linear file that looks much like a modern-day audio clip, then ran it through specialized software.

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Photo credit: Indiana U.

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