Detritus 637



▶ Nils Frahm demoes palm mute pedal



▶ I’ve been listening to Sound Characters by Maryanne Amacher and reading about her work via Monoskop. Ordered a copy of this book: Selected Writings and Interviews – Maryanne Amacher



▶ What are mushrooms discussing exactly?



▶ “I don’t think life is real unless some things are just for you. Things that should not or cannot be shared. I think the younger generation is going to have a hard time distinguishing whether something is for them or for others, and I think it could play out as a diminished sense of self. You really have to know what you would do if no else was watching.” – guess the artist?



▶ Did a 1912 NZ Newspaper Article Predict Global Warming? Snopes: YES!



cats being weird little guys



▶ A signed, hand drawn cartoon by Moose



▶ Why Russia is losing this war? fascinating analysis of dreadful conflict



▶ imagine if this was a new COVID variant: The Dancing Plague of 1518



▶ “His hearing became fantastically acute, allowing him to distinguish every sound in the room and seemingly from far beyond: a vast and distant hum, perhaps the vibration of the universe itself….. sounds were amplified into a cacophony that echoed through infinite space…” – guess how?
“Some subjects produced answers that were oblique but highly imaginative: one of the clinic patients answered ‘how do you feel?’ with ‘I feel like the sound of a harp’. Musical analogies emerged repeatedly, attempting to catch the aural effect of ringing harmonics that often accompanies the rush. Beddoes, emerging from a deep immersion, once shouted out the single word ‘Tones!’”



first gen drone: “Since 1903 Neubronner had been using pigeons to exchange prescriptions and urgent medications with a sanatorium a few miles from his home in Kronberg near Frankfurt. A pigeon lost during one of these flights had delighted Neubronner by returning to its dovecote four weeks later, safe and sound. The episode gave Neubronner the idea of creating lightweight, wearable cameras to record his couriers’ flights. He built several models which included a pneumatic timing mechanism to activate the shutter at set intervals, leather harness, and aluminium breastplate. Neubronner would take the pigeons up to 60 miles away before releasing them, knowing that they would want to take the most direct route home to unburden themselves. To increase the mobility of his fleet, he also built a horse-drawn dovecote with an attached darkroom.”



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