Talking Punk with Don Letts and John Ingham
Just Last Summer. I didn’t get a mixtape to you last Summer, and instead of ignoring that fact and waiting for Winter to roll around to make the next one, I made this one retrospectively.
Pop, rap, and punk. These are examples of sounds that were around constantly last Summer, offered to you now just as daylight savings time has kicked in for many of us. Let these sounds induce feelings of nostalgia for the very recent past and may you find warmth there.
Here’s the complete history of these mixes, in case you’re catching up:
Rap Word Frequency x Time, using Rap Stats by Rap Genius
Rap Genius isn’t uncontroversial (“Why decipher rap lyrics?”), and yet it does have an impressive amount of data. More to follow this post…
This project by research group Mediated Matter built at MIT is fascinating.
“The silkworm embodies everything an additive fabrication system currently lacks. It jets a structural material with superior function-specific variable properties; it’s small in size and mobile in movement; and it can spin, rather than print, non-homogeneous fibrous structures without waste. In more than one way, a silkworm is a sophisticated multi-material, multi-axis 3-D printer.”
Mars Curiosity rover keeps turning in amazing images, like this one, combining around 900 images to construct this 1.3 billion pixels image in full resolution.
The Hate Map is a heat map showing concentrations of ten ‘hate’ words across 150,000 tweets in the United States.