Hipster Sound is a website with a simple, unerring purpose: to provide ambient recreations of "hipster" environments such as coffee shops, buffet cars and the capital of France. It's quite well thought-out. For example, the coffee shops have optional pianos. I couldn't find a meta-control for "coded resentment of fashionable young people," though.
From Consequence of Sound: The baby, named Luca Yupanqui, is the soon-to-be child of Psychic Ills bassist Elizabeth Hart and Lee "Scratch" Perry collaborator Iván Diaz Mathé. Yupanqui created the songs on her album using biosonic MIDI technology that translated her in-utero movements into sound. The MIDI device was hooked to Hart's stomach, recorded the vibrations created… READ THE REST
Information designer and musician Carni Klirs was struck by the data, and its unique presentation, in the recent New York Times article "How 425,000 Coronavirus Deaths Added Up." The article represented individual deaths as dots spread out vertically on the screen. The swaths of white space indicated the time between milestones of 25,000 deaths. For… READ THE REST
From Homer Dudley 1939 VODER device through Dennis Klatt's 1983 Klattalk that later became the DEC voice of Steven Hawking, this is an impressive evolution of human speech synthesis by machines. Posted by Brian Roemmele from and LP record that came with Dennis Klatt's "Review of text-to-speech conversion for English" J. Acous. Soc. Amer. 82,… READ THE REST
Our pandemic-plagued 2020 didn't just change our daily routines and patterns. It also accelerated new trends that have been ramping up for years. For example, our time spent consuming digital content skyrocketed last year. Most U.S. adults engage with almost 8 hours of digital media every day, a 15 percent increase over 2019. During those… READ THE REST
The old days of '50s monster movie-level effects are over. And don't think you'll be graded on a curve just because you're shooting on an iPhone. If you want to shoot the Avengers: Endgame of TikTok videos, you better have the visual imagery to back up your grand plans. Of course, Endgame needed over 2,500… READ THE REST
If you have a list of pet peeves, then drivers who don't signal are definitely on your list, and you're not the only one! It's also common courtesy for bike riders to give drivers behind them an idea when they're about to slow down or make a turn. Unfortunately, many cyclists don't give drivers a… READ THE REST