How many hits?
, Oliver Burkeman on the emerging science of predictive software for the music industry, led by Platinum Blue Music Intelligence's
Music X-Ray Software. The article also references composer Dave Soldier's
experimental pieces 'Most Wanted Song' and 'Most Unwanted Song', both of which can be downloaded here
. The piece also cites Alan Pollack's extraordinarily detailed Notes on...
series, an in-depth look at every Beatles song ever recorded (and not to be confused with the fantasy book illustrator
of the same name). The article quotes Jaron Lanier
: "This isn't just a moral point, it's the moral point," he says. "If our purpose is to please ourselves in the most average way possible, without caring what anything means, we might as well just kill ourselves. We've lost the moral authority to want anything."
Contemporary art, etc., collated by Atelier Central
, the 'dance video clip site', with 4GB of classic dance clips
/ i like
on holidaying in the north
/ a new magazine for 'architectural entertainment', Pin-Up
, based in NYC / Clip/Stamp/Fold
, an exhibition of small magazines from the 60s and 70s (via Design Observer
) / the above image is from this auction
, but there's also a fine selection of jukebox brochures
. See also the Jukebox Gallery
/ extensive global visualisations at MEGAblog
/ another competition draws out a set of iconic and mostly ephemeral designs, Gazprom City
, a prominent site in St. Petersburg for Russia's leading energy supplier