SF for the Ear

R2-D2 Translator is Cécile Cohen’s website that translates words into the chirps, bleeps and squeals that is the language of R2-D2. It’s a fun way to spend a few noisy minutes.

Another site using related technology, Aliensonic, plays all kinds of original sounds and musical phrases that would fit right into a science fiction movie. They are available for free download, as MP3 to your computer, or as ringtones on your mobile phone.

Each sound has been given a witty stfnal description, like: “The Zeldair community has a very rich spiritual culture. Their main god is named the Unknown Predictible Event.”