Show newer
Ben boosted

Music 🤝 meditation
being able to quiet the mind

Listening in to Byron Dean's new work on Bus Radio right now if anyone out there has some ears spare...

Just stumbled on Jay Springett's 'Come Internet with Me' via Holly Herndon and Matt Dryhurst's Interdependence podcast, and it strikes me as an interesting way of responding to the challenge of internet literacy and the whole 'people don't visit websites' any more thing. Shared online research practice as on demand media. Does anyone know of any similar projects?

Ben boosted

Friday afternoon, sun is shining, and A.G. Cook's 7G completes the vibe - 50 tracks long and months later I still find myself listening to the whole thing

Ben boosted

FYI If you want to find Twitch Streams without viewers, there's

It's mostly good to find obscure streamers, but also odd ones once in a while

I came across an actual cactus on a desk somewhere

A fantastically eerie set of field recording from Lawrence English - somehow claustrophobic even in feeling empty and vast - one you might enjoy in particular @becfary

Ben boosted
Ben boosted

There's a little-noticed mistake in the recording for "Zombie" by The Cranberries where in the pre-chorus the lead singer sings "and their bombs" twice! I fixed it so you can hear the song the way it was intended.

You're welcome!

Amy Hanley's 'Translating Ambiance Through Queer Ecologies: A Speculative Cartographic Imaginary', including their awesome piece 'Sonic Entanglements', is out in the new issue of Unlikely -

Last night for Unsound - DeForrest Brown Jr and James Hoff's new work HOBO UFO (v. The New World) with a fascinating artist talk afterward that includes discussion of whiteness as an interface:

just finished freire's 'pedagogy of the oppressed'. its framing of a co-operative and problem-based education process both speaks to my approach to teaching and pushes me to extend it. i particularly appreciate the focus on praxis, supported by freire's argument that 'human activity is theory and practice; it is reflection and action'. @doktorb thanks for the push to finally read it.

Ben boosted

Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones' dreamRooms(); is still online as of right now if anyone wants to catch it

Great new record from Rian Treanor - perfect for Friday arvo grinding through .docx track changes

For me, for you by Natalia Newling in the new issue of Runway has an interesting online listening interface

Ben boosted

My keynote for ActivityPub Conference 2020 is now online a few days before the conference begins! Since it's a fully remote conference, the idea is you can (should?) watch the talks before the interactive/live sessions later this week.

Here's the keynote, which is about ways to provide value to users that CANNOT be re-centralized by the big corporations:

And all the other talks, which I'm excited to watch:

Show older

Meeting, discussion and sharing space for those working critically and creatively with experimental digital sound, art and design, especially listening, technology, ecologies, capitalism and living through and beyond all of these

<svg xmlns="" id="hometownlogo" x="0px" y="0px" viewBox="25 40 50 20" width="100%" height="100%"><g><path d="M55.9,53.9H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,53.9,55.9,53.9z"/><path d="M55.9,58.2H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,58.2,55.9,58.2z"/><path d="M55.9,62.6H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,62.6,55.9,62.6z"/><path d="M64.8,53.9c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3v8.8c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-8.8C66,54.4,65.4,53.9,64.8,53.9z"/><path d="M60.4,53.9c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3v8.8c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-8.8C61.6,54.4,61.1,53.9,60.4,53.9z"/><path d="M63.7,48.3c1.3-0.7,2-2.5,2-5.6c0-3.6-0.9-7.8-3.3-7.8s-3.3,4.2-3.3,7.8c0,3.1,0.7,4.9,2,5.6v2.4c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3 s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3V48.3z M62.4,37.8c0.4,0.8,0.8,2.5,0.8,4.9c0,2.5-0.5,3.4-0.8,3.4s-0.8-0.9-0.8-3.4C61.7,40.3,62.1,38.6,62.4,37.8 z"/><path d="M57,42.7c0-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.2l-3.2-4.1c-0.2-0.3-0.6-0.5-1-0.5h-1.6v-1.9c0-0.7-0.6-1.3-1.3-1.3s-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3V38 h-3.9h-1.1h-5.2c-0.4,0-0.7,0.2-1,0.5l-3.2,4.1c0,0.1-0.1,0.1-0.1,0.2c0,0-0.1,0.1-0.1,0.1C34,43,34,43.2,34,43.3v7.4 c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h5.2h7.4h8c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-7.4c0-0.2,0-0.3-0.1-0.4C57,42.8,57,42.8,57,42.7z M41.7,49.5h-5.2v-4.9 h10.2v4.9H41.7z M48.5,42.1l-1.2-1.6h4.8l1.2,1.6H48.5z M44.1,40.5l1.2,1.6h-7.5l1.2-1.6H44.1z M49.2,44.6h5.5v4.9h-5.5V44.6z"/></g></svg>