A collection of lists of best culture that includes: dance, theater, movies, comedy, art, architecture, TV, albums, opera, etc.
—”Best Culture of the 21st Century.” The Guardian. September 18, 2019
“A re-evaluation of acid house, a musical phenomenon that, as this film shows, did not spring out of nowhere, but owed its emergence to the social and political landscape of 1980s Britain.
“Every Noise at Once is an ongoing attempt at analgorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the
musical genre-space, based on data tracked and analyzed for 3,356
genre-shaped distinctions by Spotify as of 2019-08-27 [or recent dote when you might be reading this description].
The calibration is fuzzy, but in general down is more organic, up is more mechanical and electric; left is denser and more atmospheric, right is spikier and bouncier.”
“Aspiring to connect with a world beyond our consciousness and our planet, nimiia vibié sounds the interactions between a neural network, audio recordings of early Martian language, and microscopic footage of extremophilic space bacteria. Here, the computer is a medium, channeling messages from entities that usually cannot speak. However, it is also an alien of our creation.
Drawing on nimiia cétiï, Jenna Sutela’s project on machine learning and interspecies communication, the record manifests a more-than-human language. This language is based on the computer’s interpretation of a Martian tongue from the late 1800s, originally channeled by the French medium Hélène Smith and now voiced by Sutela, as well as the movement of Bacillus subtilis, an extreme loving bacterium that, according to recent spaceflight experimentation, can survive on Mars. The bacterium is also present in nattō, or fermented soybeans, a probiotic food considered as a secret to long life. Beyond Bacterial-Martian culture, or Martian gut bacteria, the project attempts to express the nonhuman condition of computers that work as our interlocutors and infrastructure.—https://jennasutela.bandcamp.com/album/nimiia-vibi
“[A]ll pocket operator models perfectly complement each other.from drum machine, bass and lead synthesizers to noise percussion,the various unique units allow you to start a pocket band.use them separately or connect them together, the choice is yours.”–Teenage Engineering
A band in your pocket for $49-$89 per device. The best gift for children in other people’s families since the 120 decibel toy fire truck, and bonus, it runs “for months or even years on two AA batteries.” Thanks, New York Times Magazine!