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The Dream World of Dion McGregor (He Talks in His Sleep)
The Dream World of Dion McGregor (He Talks in His Sleep)
n 1964, Decca Records released one of the most extraordinary LPs in recording history: a compilation of ten somniloquies by a loquacious sleeptalker named Dion McGregor. Despite having been a commercial flop, The Dream World of Dion McGregor (He Talks in His Sleep) has become a cult classic during the fifty years since its original appearance.
·dionmcgregor.bandcamp.com·
The Dream World of Dion McGregor (He Talks in His Sleep)
vivus.js - svg animation
vivus.js - svg animation
Vivus is a lightweight JavaScript class (with no dependencies) that allows you to animate SVGs, giving them the appearence of being drawn. There are a variety of different animations available, as well as the option to create a custom script to draw your SVG in whatever way you like.
·maxwellito.github.io·
vivus.js - svg animation
Natalie Angier: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’ (NYT)
Natalie Angier: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’ (NYT)
Now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a radical new approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies had missed. By mathematically analyzing scans of the auditory cortex and grouping clusters of brain cells with similar activation patterns, the scientists have identified neural pathways that react almost exclusively to the sound of music — any music. It may be Bach, bluegrass, hip-hop, big band, sitar or Julie Andrews. A listener may relish the sampled genre or revile it. No matter. When a musical passage is played, a distinct set of neurons tucked inside a furrow of a listener’s auditory cortex will fire in response. Other sounds, by contrast — a dog barking, a car skidding, a toilet flushing — leave the musical circuits unmoved.
·nytimes.com·
Natalie Angier: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’ (NYT)
Paris syndrome (Wikipedia)
Paris syndrome (Wikipedia)
Paris syndrom is a condition exhibited by some individuals when visiting or going on vacation to Paris, as a result of extreme shock at discovering that Paris is different from their expectations. The syndrome is characterized by a number of psychiatric symptoms such as acute delusional states, hallucinations, feelings of persecution (perceptions of being a victim of prejudice, aggression, or hostility from others), derealization, depersonalization, anxiety, and also psychosomatic manifestations such as dizziness, tachycardia, sweating, and others, such as vomiting.
·en.wikipedia.org·
Paris syndrome (Wikipedia)
Taylor Lorenz: There’s Nothing Wrong With Posing for Photos at Chernobyl (The Atlantic)
Taylor Lorenz: There’s Nothing Wrong With Posing for Photos at Chernobyl (The Atlantic)
Influencer-style pictures are simply the way we document our lives now. Beyond pointing out the fact that the original tweet is a sensational fabrication designed to spark outrage—which is really unfortunate and bad!—this argument seems too simplistic, too much of a “Actually you're wrong, this is fine and how we do things now” hot take. Sure, one can take selfies at sites of tragedy, but we can also question and examine how this all came to be: What is an ‘influencer?’ What effects do they have on audiences and subjects? Is this ‘ruin porn?’ How does publicly available life-documentation (i.e. Instagram) differ from the limited availability of the personal printed photo album of the past?
·theatlantic.com·
Taylor Lorenz: There’s Nothing Wrong With Posing for Photos at Chernobyl (The Atlantic)
Alan Hanson: Reflections of a Grave-Digger (Popula)
Alan Hanson: Reflections of a Grave-Digger (Popula)
Reading poetry and Googling rates of decomposition, on my fourth cup of coffee, I prepared myself for the nasty task of exhumation. I didn’t want to disturb her remains, but if somebody had to dig her up, if anyone must pry her bones from the soil, it was going to be me. I wasn’t about to let the capitalist cucks of our property management company touch my fucking tortoise.
·popula.com·
Alan Hanson: Reflections of a Grave-Digger (Popula)
Full list of changes to the officially released Leak 04-13 (Reddit)
Full list of changes to the officially released Leak 04-13 (Reddit)
Through listening to the album and all of the posts everyone has been making here, I put together a comprehensive list of all the differences between the original leak and the new version. Please let me know if I missed something! All songs are less compressed and have a much better mix.
·reddit.com·
Full list of changes to the officially released Leak 04-13 (Reddit)
Zeynep Tufekci: The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones (Scientific American)
Zeynep Tufekci: The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones (Scientific American)
It's not just bad storytelling—it’s because the storytelling style changed from sociological to psychological [...] But if we can better understand how and why characters make their choices, we can also think about how to structure our world that encourages better choices for everyone. The alternative is an often futile appeal to the better angels of our nature. It’s not that they don’t exist, but they exist along with baser and lesser motives. The question isn’t to identify the few angels but to make it easier for everyone to make the choices that, collectively, would lead us all to a better place.
·blogs.scientificamerican.com·
Zeynep Tufekci: The Real Reason Fans Hate the Last Season of Game of Thrones (Scientific American)
Darius Kazemi: How to be a library archive tourist
Darius Kazemi: How to be a library archive tourist
When I'm traveling and am at a loss for how to spend my time, I look up as many libraries I can in the area I'll be traveling to, and I check to see if they have special collections. Then I make an appointment with the library to visit those special collections, and usually it means I get to spend a day in a quiet, climate-controlled room with cool old documents. It's like a museum but with no people, and where you have to do all the work, which is honestly my idea of a perfect vacation.
·tinysubversions.com·
Darius Kazemi: How to be a library archive tourist
Eris Drew tweet on 2019-02-21 11:19 PM
Eris Drew tweet on 2019-02-21 11:19 PM
Art/music can be disruptive technologies. Art doesn’t just come from reorganization of cultural forms. It is radical when it perturbs dominant cultural modes & shakes people out of their ordinary experience. It has the power to connect us to mysteries of imagination and being.
·twitter.com·
Eris Drew tweet on 2019-02-21 11:19 PM
Maria Bustillos: How to Read the News (Popula)
Maria Bustillos: How to Read the News (Popula)
Most of what you’ll hear about is paid for by someone; benefits someone. If there is information that might hurt the reputation of anyone in power—their exercise of that power, or their ability to make money—massive resources will be spent to conceal it from you, divert your attention, change the subject.
·popula.com·
Maria Bustillos: How to Read the News (Popula)
The Sound of Everything
The Sound of Everything
Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at an algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 2,923 genres by Spotify as of 2019-04-16. The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier. Clones of the Queen is the selected artist for 'Hawaiian Indie.' ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
·everynoise.com·
The Sound of Everything
Water.css
Water.css
Water.css is a just-add-css collection of styles to make simple websites like this just a little bit nicer.
·kognise.github.io·
Water.css
Rosa Lyster: Me Time (Popula)
Rosa Lyster: Me Time (Popula)
I knew not to look at my phone first thing long before Patricia Lockwood confirmed that it was a bad idea, but for whatever reason, I think about what she said every time I wake up and stretch my claws towards the bedside table where my hateful phone sits festering and waiting to tell me the news.
·popula.com·
Rosa Lyster: Me Time (Popula)
Getty Image Collection: Lean In
Getty Image Collection: Lean In
LeanIn.Org and Getty Images have teamed up to create the Lean In Collection—a library of thousands of creative images devoted to the powerful depiction of women and girls, families of all kinds, and men as caretakers as well as earners. These images are updated monthly and can be found both on Getty Images and iStock by Getty Images. The goal is to shift perceptions, overturn clichés, and incorporate authentic images of women and men into media and advertising. Join us to help close the image gender gap—one photo at a time.
·leanin.org·
Getty Image Collection: Lean In
The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly
The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly
The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models that go beyond the clichés. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities as people not necessarily defined by their gender identities—people with careers, relationships, talents, passions, and home lives.
·broadlygenderphotos.vice.com·
The Gender Spectrum Collection by Broadly
Sarah Miller: Heaven or High Water (Popula)
Sarah Miller: Heaven or High Water (Popula)
Who of us behaves as if we were in immediate trouble? We work, and at the end of the day, if we think at all, all we have time to think about is that we are cowards, or, before the thought comes, to escape it. Raise your hand if you have never hoped you will die before you have to thoroughly disrupt your own life for the lives of those who will live after you are dead. I do not mean to yell at anyone. Every day, I ask myself, what are you willing to do? And sometimes I feel righteous and strong, but mostly what I feel is fear, and a drive towards self preservation. I can laugh at the prettily arranged soap, or the privately-viewed sunsets, or the Jet Skis, because those are not my drugs, but Niu Kitchen, and all that goes with it, will be dragged from my fake wedding-ring-adorned cold dead hands.
·popula.com·
Sarah Miller: Heaven or High Water (Popula)
Cheesy Nirvosa
Cheesy Nirvosa
Crysknife007 specializes in extended ambient space and spaceship sounds. He also enjoys working with other scifi soundscapes. Fans of ambient starship noise from TV and movies, look no further than this Bandcamp, which also includes loops of ambient noise from the Starfox video game, a submarine, fans and air conditioners, and ‘Every Super Mario Brothers Sound Effect At Once.’
·cheesynirvosa.bandcamp.com·
Cheesy Nirvosa
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra: Termination Without Prejudice, Volume 1
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra: Termination Without Prejudice, Volume 1
Music performed entirely on typewriters. A collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. BTO aims to entertain the masses while providing an outlet for the creative urges of its members.
·bostontypewriterorchestra.bandcamp.com·
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra: Termination Without Prejudice, Volume 1