Cassette tapes are near extinction, considering CDs, DVDs, Blue Ray and other innovative disk coming along. And the following skeleton is one wacky creation for this statement. The creation belongs to Brian Dettmer, I guy famous for altering common media such as old books, maps, record albums, and cassette tapes and transforming them into works of art. The following skeleton is currently on display at the International Museum of Surgical Science.



More on Brian on his flickr stream and another interesting work on book autopsies.

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Posted by Pragya | July 11th, 2008 1:49 am

now i know wat to do wit all my plastics….



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Posted by JIm JOnes | July 11th, 2008 5:15 am

Dude that is SO cool! Someone apparently liked classic ROCK! Good use for old cassetes long replaced by CDs or MP3s.

JT



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Posted by zenalien | July 11th, 2008 6:01 am

Poor tapes !!



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Posted by Joe Hello | July 11th, 2008 10:15 am

Where’s the full shot? I see skull, shoulders and one shot of a hip bone but no full shot? :(



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Posted by da | July 11th, 2008 1:38 pm

now i know wat to do wit all my plastics….

wat



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Posted by daniel | July 11th, 2008 6:14 pm

wow dude, that’s REALLY cool



Posted by CURATOR HAN SOLO | July 11th, 2008 6:58 pm

WHOA, GET THAT THING INTO A GARBAGE COMPACTOR ASAP!! LooL361



Posted by Mike | July 11th, 2008 9:13 pm

Did someone just refer to Huey Lewis and Motley Crue and The Go Go’s as “classic rock?” You just made me feel really old. Classic rock = while the Vietnam War was still going on.



Posted by SoLinkable | July 11th, 2008 10:18 pm

Somebody has waaaaay too much time…



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Posted by meneame.net | July 15th, 2008 1:38 am

Cosas que se pueden hacer con cintas de casette…

Cuando uno se aburre puede hacer muchas cosas, hasta coger todas las cintas de audio que tenga y hacer … visto en microsiervos (www.microsiervos.com/archivo/arte-y-diseno/cosas-hacer-cintas-audio.htl)…



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Posted by Gummi | July 15th, 2008 9:37 am

Who has so much time?!?!?



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Posted by Chloe DeVore | July 17th, 2008 5:05 am

dont listen to all of those people who are disrespecting you. this is amazing and all of them know that they could never pull this together



Posted by sam | July 19th, 2008 10:25 pm

totally photoshopped



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Posted by Tish | July 25th, 2008 12:13 pm

@sam
Photoshopped, /where/? Oh, do you mean the labels?

Even someone with impressive rendering skills won’t do something like that. Next time, take a closer look.



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that is really interesting. quite unique to say the least



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Posted by TwistedSifter | February 19th, 2009 5:28 am

Awesome work! Haters be gone.

When are you going to do the CD version? :-)



Posted by Clareabel | March 21st, 2009 1:20 pm

At least it isn’t made of vinyl. Vinyl is by no means obsolete.



Posted by Ram | March 29th, 2009 8:45 pm

While the pieces are stunning and unique… have you ever heard of dioxin? As in that really horrible, bio accumulating, birth defect causing by product of applying high heat to plastic?
Cool but not very responsible.



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Posted by Anthony Thorstad | April 15th, 2009 3:54 am

Metal Head



Posted by Phil E. Drifter | April 15th, 2009 5:47 pm

Photoshopped.



Posted by saitokthx | April 16th, 2009 4:47 am

wow, that must have taken years to make



Posted by grammar king | April 16th, 2009 12:46 pm

Pragya. You could make a book out of all the melted down plastic and create a book, an easy to read one of course that teaches you how to spell. Please don’t be a lazy writer. It makes you look stupid and pathetic.
And no it is not photoshopped.



Posted by Emily | April 23rd, 2009 3:02 am

Run on sentence much? Some grammar king, can’t even form a coherent insult.

Cool skeleton, what did you do with all the tape?



Posted by Jono | April 24th, 2009 9:14 am

WHAT A FUCKING WAAAASSSSSSTTTTTEEEEE



Posted by mcgrimus | April 27th, 2009 9:28 pm

This thing was not made by Man. It rose up from out of the hot vinyl seats of my friends ’78 Monte Carlo.



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Posted by Keflex pneumonia. | June 10th, 2009 3:21 pm

Keflex….

Keflex administered iv. Keflex. What is keflex used for….



Posted by News Marked | July 26th, 2009 8:33 am

Wow… that is a talent



Posted by anne | August 9th, 2009 11:22 pm

hey cool.. does anyone know about pinheads?? ,, a song,, feel it???



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Posted by Scott | November 28th, 2009 11:58 pm

Would you like a couple thousand more cassettes ? they are all motivational seminars from the 80’s and 90’s ……

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