If you ever wondered what happened to those old mixed tapes you made back in the 80's during junior high school, look no further. It turns out, some of your old cassettes have turned into fabric. Yes I'm serious.
Sonic Fabric is creation by artist Alyce Santoro who took her archive of old cassettes and actually created a textile women from the cassette tape. Oh and the best thing is, you can actually play the fabric it by drawing a tape head over its surface. Since the fabric is weaved with multiple strands together, you end up hearing a mix of around 16 to 20 tracks. You can purchase the fabric by the yard to make your own creations or purchase some of their goods online such as the beautiful Sounds of (1/2) Life Tell-Tail Thangka flags shown here which are inspired by Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags.
Definitely a interesting new spin on recycled goods and portable wearable audio.