Comparing the iPod
to the mix tape
- which is better? Is the iPod great or is it just incredibly irritating
? (both via me-fi
) While the two linked articles both comment on how the device is changing the way people are listening to music, and also talking about how they listen to music to their friends, neither of them mention the rapidly approaching evaporation
of music into something virtual and ethereal, wrenched from its traditional physical container.
At the same time, Wired
comments on how Garageband
is leading to a revolution in people creating music. More and more music - too much to listen so, so it can only be graded, sorting the wheat from the chaff. Grades and ratings are replacing packaging, which used to be a way into a band's mindset - the fonts, illustrations, comments and photography indicating a direction, inspiration or emotion. Are these new musicians putting the same time and effort into creating the things
that accompany music - t-shirts, posters, flyers, logos, button badges, demo covers, record sleeves?
Elsewhere, a grab bag of everything and anything. Vintage electronics at Enrico Tedeschi's World of Old Radio
: see the items for sale
for images / online art projects at Radiant Slab
/ reliable time-wasters: IQ
and Metaspy Exposed
/ Who Would Buy That?
, auction monstrosities.
Outdoor sculpture at the Storm King Art Center
, New York State / Seeing with sound at Visual Prosthesis
, the latest development of the vOICe
java app - which converts pictures into sound / Car Models Museum
(check the thumbnails
) / obsessive collecting
) / the virtual design museum
at Delft University
Ian Teh's The Vanishing
, a photographic journey along the Yangtze River, post-Three Gorges dam
/ 22 panels that always work
- a comic artist's lexicon at Poptown
/ the world of Asian Lomography
/ the photolog at Polar Inertia
/ Age maps
by photographer Bobby Neel Adams
(via Christopher Hill
) / a new issue of Flaneur
is always call for celebration.