Well I’ve been playing the damn fool lately & it feels great
How to Remember Anything (runtime ~20 minutes)
For those who have never seen it: a totally useful Ted Talk by science journalist Joshua Foer (who is also the founder of the absolutely awesome Atlas Obscura). He talks about covering the U.S. Memory Championships where he learned how humans can train their brains to remember a lot in a little bit of time. But more importantly, he talks about why we ought to strengthen our memory in an age when one can outsource the storage of most information to the web.
Related: Last year, Clive Thompson published a fascinating book about how technology is changing the way we think (mostly for the better). Maria Popova reviewed it on Brain Pickings, covering some of his most important observations, namely: the difference in transparency between traditional public storehouses of information (i.e.: the public library) and modern storehouses (i.e.: the web). And in this context, we wrote a bit about the perils of algorithmic curation.
“They say you have your whole life to make your first album/ guess I’ve been busy living so the first outcome/ was worth hearing…” - Oddisee “Ready To Rock”
Rappers are generally in the business of storytelling, but whether those stories are true or not is often a sidenote. “People Hear What They See” is Oddisee’s debut full length album, and its key concern is honesty - honesty with yourself, with what you tell the world, and the relationships people have with each other. The title came from a feeling that most of the time we’re content not to look or listen beneath the surface for the truths which lie beneath.
Out now on Mello Music Group
Compact Disc: http://bit.ly/Nfig4K
Gatefold Vinyl: http://bit.ly/MBriCx
Deluxe Edition Haze Vinyl + Bonus 7”: http://bit.ly/L5g8dh
Definitely one of my favorite artists out right now. Please check this dude out!
I’m not sure but I’ll find out soon enough