Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition is nothing if not eclectic. You'll find links to literary Web journals and magazines, fascinating projects at MIT's Media Lab, harmonic overtone singing, and fingerpainting with sound.

✦ The MIT Media Lab is conducting online a crowd-sourcing project, Place Pulse: Creating a Collaborative Image of the City, the objective of which is to identify perceptions of what gives streets "curb appeal" and thus appear to be "safer". Take a look at the choices and rankings. The project hopes to garner a million unique users' answers and demo responses visually at a Place Pulse exhibit at Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria, from September 3 to October 22.

The Media Lab conducts some fascinating projects. Of particular interest currently are the health-monitoring mirror that displays heart rate; an eyepiece attached to a cell phone to detect and quantify cataracts, called CATRA (video); carpal skin, a prototype for a protective glove to protect against carpal tunnel syndrome; digital clay combining gesture, touch, and click interfaces; the center for mobile learning; and intelligent neurotechnology engineering.

✦ The online journal Everyday Genius is updated five days a week

✦ A nationally distributed, graduate-student run literary journal, Lit Magazine publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction prose. 

Lit Magazine on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Having trouble remembering some word you need? Try Tip of My Tongue and never fear memory lapse again. This Reddit page might help those trying to recall the title of a book read years ago. Reddit also maintains a What's the Word page that crowd-sources the answer to your question.

✦ If you have never heard harmonic overtone singing, take a moment and visit Spectral Voices. The site's available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.

✦ Did you know that you can fingerpaint with sound? Take a look and then head over to the Singing Fingers site.


nance marie said...

wowza! woman, this is a lot of cool stuff!

the sad red earth said...

I'd tell you what a boon Tip of My Tongue is going to be to my life, but I can't think of the word.

S. Etole said...

Bookmarked a couple of these!