▶ personal railway on abandoned tracks!
▶ Virtual communication curbs creative idea generation
▶ UNSETTLING THE SCORE
Sasha Frere-Jones on the art of Éliane Radigue
▶ Bandcamp says it can’t afford Google Play billing, Epic files injunction
“Epic and Google are gearing up for another legal battle. You might recall that Google has an in-app billing crackdown coming to the Play Store soon. The new rules require all apps selling digital goods to use Google Play Billing by March 31, so Google gets a cut of the sales. Any app in non-compliance has been unable to ship updates since March 31, but the real deadline is June 1, when these apps will be removed from the Play Store”
▶ SOUNDCLOUD ACQUIRES CUTTING EDGE MUSIC AI COMPANY, MUSIIO
Listen to this shite:
“Musiio’s technology focuses on B2B audio reference search (AI that can “listen” to music), automated tagging, and playlisting tools for the music industry. By “listening” to more tracks than a human could ever comprehend and identifying characteristics and patterns, its AI allows users to better predict success, which in turn, can increase their ‘hit-rate’ and ultimately their revenue
Musiio will become core to SoundCloud’s discovery experience and help to identify talent and trends ahead of anybody else.
Me: with enough machine learning, eventually techbros will be able to tell whether a song will be a hit before it’s even be written! It’s a race to the bottom, with seemingly only one meaning to the word ‘success’
▶ Raw Sounds from InSight’s Seismometer on Mars .wav A subwoofer or earphones are needed to hear this clip. Listen to raw, unprocessed data from the seismometer on NASA’s InSight spacecraft of vibrations caused by wind moving over the solar panels on Mars. The sounds were recorded by two of the three short-period sensors on the seismometer (SEIS).
Here is a short excerpt
20 seconds of NASA Seismometer on Mars