Bits & Bytes of converting images to audio

Hewlett-packard / Presario v2000 (ev889pa#a...
August 15, 2010 at 00:23:54
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 1.695 GHz / 1270 MB
Out of curiosity, this query is posted. All the files, whether image, text ,Audio or Video are ultimately made up of strings of 0s and 1s. That being the case, is it possible to view an audio as a picture after performing some appropriate action and likewise listen to an image as an audio.
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August 15, 2010 at 01:28:32
Well...yes, although it might not sound like much...

Normally a viusal-indicator of audio is called a spectrograph - it shows you the frequency of sound being generated - it looks something like this:

Now, you can get some software that will embed images into a spectrograph - here's an example. This is off an Aphex Twin album, he embedded a face in the song:

If you read the post, the author talks about some software to do the same.

Hmm, there's also software for converting images to sounds...I saw a cool one years ago, I can't find it again now...but here's a few that google turned up

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August 15, 2010 at 01:31:01
Oh and if you ever want to hear what randomness sounds like AND kill your ears at the same time, you can get on a linux box & pipe /dev/random into your speakers. You'll wish you never had....

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