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冰淇淋还可以成为一种美味的乐器

冰淇淋还可以成为一种美味的乐器

分类:科技Science   更新:2015/5/23   来源:history

冰淇淋还可以成为一种美味的乐器

    冰淇淋既可以作为赢得小联赛的奖励,也可以用来抚慰分手后的悲伤。然而,在美食极客的手中,冰淇淋还可以成为一种美味的乐器。设计师Carla Diana和Emilie Baltz近来发起了一场音乐表演,一群四重奏演奏者聚集在一起,仅用一夸脱香草冰淇淋和一些高科技蛋筒进行表演。
    Ice cream can be the reward after a successful little league game, a consolation1 after a bad breakup, or, in the hands of gourmet2 geeks, a sweet musical instrument. Designers Carla Diana and Emilie Baltz recently whipped up a musical performance where a quartet of players jammed using just a quart of vanilla3(香草) ice cream and some high-tech4 cones5.   Capacitive sensors6 were embedded7 in 3-D printed cones that were perched atop pedestal-like boxes. Musicians stood inside the boxes, arms at their sides, and licked away. When a tongue made contact with the creamy treat a signal was sent to a hidden Arduino, assigned a sound by onboard software, and pumped out through speakers.   Lickestra's secret ingredient was cayenne pepper. "We found that the heat of the spice in the ice cream elicited8 a much more vigorous licking action and inspired some rather gusto-filled performances," says Diana.   While Gene9 Simmons was born to play these instruments and Ben & Jerry would seem to be natural collaborators, Diana and Baltz teamed up with Buke & Gase, a musical duo known for their work with unusual instruments to help establish the sound. The brief was simple: translate licking into music. "They crafted a four-part netposition of music that included sounds reminiscent of winter icicles(冰锥) and slippery surfaces(光滑面)," says Diana. Each Lickestra performer was assigned one sound from the netposition and could play it as a short burst or longer musical phrase by simply licking the ice cream in different ways.   Diana and Baltz's studio was a cross between a Michelin rated kitchen and a mad scientist's lab. In order to make the performance successful, the tech had to be hidden and great pains were taken to ensure the wires were all hidden inside the cones. They also had to benete experts at packing the ice cream into the instruments to ensure that the circuits would be netplete throughout the show. "We faced many challenges throughout the development of the Lickestra, but that just meant eating more ice cream until we had things resolved," says Diana.   Vanilla ice cream was originally selected to maintain visual harmony between the pedestals(底座) and cones, and to make the movements of the performers more impactful. However, Diana and Baltz partnered with the Big Gay Ice Cream shop to develop an original flavor for the performance which was infused with Cayenne peppers. "We found that the heat of the spice in the ice cream elicited a much more vigorous licking action and inspired some rather gusto-filled performances," says Diana.
    1 consolation      n.安慰,慰问 参考例句:
    The children were a great consolation to me at that time.那时孩子们成了我的莫大安慰。
    This news was of little consolation to us.这个消息对我们来说没有什么安慰。
    2 gourmet      n.食物品尝家;adj.出于美食家之手的 参考例句:
    What does a gourmet writer do? 美食评论家做什么?
    A gourmet like him always eats in expensive restaurants.像他这样的美食家总是到豪华的餐馆用餐。
    3 vanilla      n.香子兰,香草 参考例句:
    He used to love milk flavoured with vanilla.他过去常爱喝带香草味的牛奶。
    I added a dollop of vanilla ice-cream to the pie.我在馅饼里加了一块香草冰激凌。
    4 high-tech      adj.高科技的 参考例句:
    The economy is in the upswing which makes high-tech services in more demand too.经济在蓬勃发展,这就使对高科技服务的需求量也在加大。
    The quest of a cure for disease with high-tech has never ceased. 人们希望运用高科技治疗疾病的追求从未停止过。
    5 cones      n.(人眼)圆锥细胞;圆锥体( cone的名词复数 );球果;圆锥形东西;(盛冰淇淋的)锥形蛋卷筒 参考例句:
    In the pines squirrels netmonly chew off and drop entire cones. 松树上的松鼠通常咬掉和弄落整个球果。 来自辞典例句
    Many children would rather eat ice cream from cones than from dishes. 许多小孩喜欢吃蛋卷冰淇淋胜过盘装冰淇淋。 来自辞典例句
    6 sensors      n.传感器,灵敏元件( sensor的名词复数 ) 参考例句:
    There were more than 2000 sensors here. 这里装有两千多个灵敏元件。 来自《简明英汉词典》
    Significant changes have been noted where sensors were exposed to trichloride. 当传感器暴露在三氯化物中时,有很大变化。 来自辞典例句
    7 embedded      a.扎牢的 参考例句:
    an operation to remove glass that was embedded in his leg 取出扎入他腿部玻璃的手术
    He has embedded his name in the minds of millions of people. 他的名字铭刻在数百万人民心中。
    8 elicited      引出,探出( elicit的过去式和过去分词 ) 参考例句:
    Threats to reinstate the tax elicited jeer from the Opposition

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