To help you brush up on how rock music evolved into the many-tentacled beast that it is today, designer Brittany Klontz created an interactive infographic for ConcertHotels.com that maps 100 years of genres in less than a minute. It not only provides the names and birth dates of each style, but also offers sample songs allowing you to finally know what skiffle sounds like.
This is the must-watch thing on the internet today. So seamless.
The LittleBits Synth Kit uses the power of magnets to enable anyone to build their own synthesizer. Let the incomparable Reggie Watts show you how it’s done.
What does breaking news sound like? Circa, the popular mobile news app built on brevity, thinks it can name that tune in one second.
"We want something that’s going to evoke emotion, something that has a sense of urgency but not interruptions. I want something that’s going to be synthetic but inviting."
A look at what Amazon users are buying on vinyl
The sound of Wikipedia being updated is surprisingly relaxing.
Listen to Wikipedia, inspired by Listen to Bitcoin and created by Mahmoud Hashemi and Stephen LaPorte, transforms the worldwide editing process into a relaxed global orchestra. A celesta plays whenever an addition is made. A clavichord sounds whenever something is deleted. The higher the pitch, the smaller the edit.
This video explains why music makes you happy.
Good morning! If you’ve felt like you’ve been kicking yourself all week, here are a few tips to help you end the week on a high note:
- 6 habits to help you ride the (inevitable) waves of work stress
- How Kanye is so perplexingly productive
- Everyone at Google is meditating. You should too
Have a great day!
Happy Thursday! Here, a few tips to help you be more productive today!
- How you can conquer any deadline
- 5 things you don’t realize about how you spend your time
- Don’t stop believin: music to give your productivity a jolt
Have a great day!
“I literally don’t understand the concept of boring. I know that it’s out there. I know some people complain of boredom. But I have no idea what’s on their mind when they experience it. Are they are desensitized? Are they are too bombarded? Are they incapable of connecting to life? Because—wow!—life is actually pretty good.”
Gogol Bordello’s lead singer Eugene Hutz on why only boring people get bored.
“I think that people and electronic music could be more free. Normally, electronic musicians aren’t even a little bit free on live stage because they are face to face with the laptop all the time. Just move.” —Electro beat boxer Ryo Fujimoto.
Stephen commandeers Bryan Cranston…
Yeah… Just a little mid-day pick me up.
"To me, if you’re not with the changing times, you’re irrelevant to me."
Why Jay Z really hooked up with Samsung