Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Hidden
About Abe Davis' TED Talk
Computer scientist Abe Davis explains how you can turn a plant or a bag of chips into a microphone, and capturing the hidden sound vibrations on a high-speed camera.
About Abe Davis
Abe Davis is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a musician.
In 2014, he revealed the "visual microphone," an algorithm that samples the vibrations of ordinary objects — such as a bag of potato chips — from high-speed video footage and transforms them into intelligible audio.
Davis also created Caperture, a 3D-imaging app designed to create and share 3D images on any compatible smartphone.