Classic country and #blues gig tonight. Getting in a quick warm up!
What the city is missing: Thierry Cohen photographs cityscapes and then photographs deserts at night, combing the two to show us what our cities would look like with the lights off. The stars are not enhanced, they are actual photos from relative latitudes that would expose the same starry sky view if it weren’t for light pollution. Click on each photo to see which city it is.
Data sonification: a years worth of location data turned into electronic music, by Brian House. Video embedded below:
Quotidian Record is a limited edition vinyl recording that features a continuous year of my location-tracking data. Each place I visited, from home to work, from a friend’s apartment to a foreign city, is mapped to a harmonic relationship. 1 day is 1 rotation … 365 days is ~11 minutes.
As the record turns, the markings on the platter indicate both the time as it rotates through every 24 hours and the names of the cities to which I travel. The sound suggests that our habitual patterns have inherent musical qualities, and that daily rhythms might form an emergent portrait of an individual.
Via Ezra Klein, today is a good day to remember that the U.S. is the only advanced country that doesn’t guarantee paid vacation days and paid holidays. About a quarter of U.S. workers don’t receive paid time off.
Not surprisingly, low-income employees and part-time employees are less likely to get paid time off, with less than half of low-income workers receiving paid vacation days. And let’s not forget that approximately 7.26 million Americans work more than one job. [Wonkblog]
“The Serenade” by B. Wennerberg, 1914
Lobsters and banjos and bathing beauties. Makes perfect sense!