The Earth is a disc

The G-Player (Global player), by German artist Jens Brand, works like a CD-player. But instead of playing CDs, it plays the globe. The device knows the postion of more than a thousand satellites and enables you, by the use if a virtual 3D planetary model, to listen to an imaginary trace of a selected flying object. Like a needle on a record, the satellite follows the Earth’s surface. The G-Player transforms the different elevations units course directly into sound.


The simple display shows the selected satellite’s name, type, altitude and position over the planet (thus the latitude and longitude).

Topographic data are interpreted as audio data. “Noise sounds” result from the high density of the data.