Cachemonet is the visual drug that will ruin your productivity
“Its creators describe Cachemonet as “an exploration into the serendipitous collisions that occur between two randomly generated arrays.” What that means in reality is an endless loop of GIFs sourced from Tumblr juxtaposed against one another; a random background and foreground image is selected every four seconds, or you can manually switch images by clicking anywhere on the page. What’s made the site stick around in our browsers is the looping music, Jib Kidder’s “Windowdipper,” a track that samples old-school Windows sounds and provides the perfect backing to the random GIFs.”
It remains to be seen what the psychological effect will be of making this my homepage.
"I am aware of myself. And, of course, the only things that are aware of themselves and conscious of their individuality are irritated eyes, cut fingers, sore teeth. A healthy eye, finger, tooth might as well not even be there. Isn’t it clear that individual consciousness is just sickness?"
From the Archive: Studs Terkel Interview with Maya Angelou
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Hi Tumblr people!
So I have a cool new thing to talk about. I just started blogging for Pop Up Archive, an Oakland media tech company with the goal of creating simple but powerful tools to archive audio collections.
Pop Up Archive includes audio of all of the Radiotopia shows like 99 Percent Invisible and Radio Diaries, plus old collections from the Pacifica Archive and the Studs Terkel Archive. In the blog, I’ll be curating picks from the archive, so if you like what I post here (however sporadically,) or like the shows mentioned above, then you’ll definitely like the Pop Up Archive tumblr.
Help support the preservation and digital archiving of historic audio so that pieces like the Maya Angelou interview below doen’t end up as a dead link on an obscure site, or hidden on a hard drive.
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Check out this gem from the archive: an incredible 1970 Studs Terkel interview with Maya Angelou.
Listen to Angelou’s smooth, poetic voice as she tells the stories behind “Why the Caged Bird Sings,” speaking intimately about her grandmother and her youth in Stamps, Arkansas. She even sings Studs some church hymns.
Browse the whole Studs Terkel collection on Pop Up Archive, featuring rare interviews with figures from Janis Joplin to David Mamet, right here.
"I am a completely horizontal author. I can’t think unless I’m lying down."