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Reading or Technology | Bookfuturism
"I used to work in a bookstore and often parents would ask me how they could get their children to read more. Always, my first question was "what was the last book you read?". Unvariably, the return answer was "Oh, I don't read." <insert head in doorway, slam door hard until rendered unconscious.> That is one reason I was happy to find this site. ... So, we return to the question at the top. How do we get children to read more? We have to focus on the children because it is already too late to convince the latest generation to hit twenty that reading is a singular, important and valid experience itself. This leads to two points:
books  reading  children  bookfuturism  tcsnmy  parenting  print  booksellers  publishing  online  future  classicalmusic  classical  mucic  appreciation 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Archival Sound Recordings
"Explore 44,500 selected recordings of music, spoken word, and human and natural environments: accents and dialects; arts, literature and performance; classical music; environment and nature; jazz and popular music; oral history; sound recording history; world and traditional music"
art  history  music  uk  britishlibrary  library  sounds  recordings  samples  ethnography  multimedia  database  free  audio  sound  online  world  jazz  classical  environment  nature  arts  literature  poetry  accents  spokenword  media  archives  repository  tcsnmy  libraries 
september 2009 by robertogreco
"Millions more people are going to museums, literary festivals and operas; millions more watch demanding television programmes or download serious-minded podcasts. Not all these activities count as mind-stretching, of course. Some are downright fluffy. But, says Donna Renney, the chief executive of the Cheltenham Festivals, audiences increasingly want “the buzz you get from working that little bit harder”. This is a dramatic yet often unrecognised development. “When people talk and write about culture,” says Ira Glass, the creator of the riveting public-radio show “This American Life”, “it’s apocalyptic. We tell ourselves that everything is in bad shape. But the opposite is true. There’s an abundance of really interesting things going on all around us.”"
via:kottke  education  society  culture  intelligence  literacy  consumption  optimism  information  media  pessimism  sociology  trends  lookatthebrightside  books  music  opera  classical  thisamericanlife 
december 2008 by robertogreco
The Encyclopedia of New York Video - New York Magazine
"In our highlight reel of more than 100 vintage New York videos, CBGB never closed, James Brown never died, and Madonna is still learning how to vogue."
video  music  film  art  nyc  architecture  literature  history  dance  classical  theater 
november 2007 by robertogreco
the role of classical musicians - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics
"as the notes pass through the picture, the musicians of the Klangforum Wien ensemble appear & disappear according to their acoustic contribution"
music  video  visualization  classical 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Musopen - Free Public Domain Classical Music
"takes music that is in the public domain, meaning a work that belongs to the community, and has it recorded by individuals and college/community orchestras throughout the United States and stored online so it can be accessed for free through this website
archive  music  classical  mp3  audio  download  radio  publicdomain  creativecommons  opensource  free 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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