My roomie is off to Joburg for the summer. I helped her pack up her car this morning and her hula hoop wouldn't fit, so she took it out and danced with it around the driveway singing "Have you ever" by Brandy. I doubled over laughing. I threw the bowl of water after her (a Persian tradition) and she drove off. The house is quiet and weird but I left this in the hall because it keeps making me giggle.
Somerville's #porchfest is one of my fave weekends of the year. Bands all over town play on the street and the whole city feels like a block party. These guys, The House On Cliff, rocked hard. The bass player cut his finger and bled all over his strings for a few songs before a nurse in the crowd stepped in to bandage him. I ❤ this place.
When I visited the Nokia Bell Labs anechoic chamber, I told them I wanted to scream in the echoless room. Domhnaill Hernon, head of their Experiments in Art and Technology, kindly obliged me. Then he showed me a cool audio illusion. #belllabs#rawspace
I just went on a journey through culture. We laughed, we groaned, we shouted, and I witnessed no fewer than 6 facepalms. Bravo to MemeFactory for parsing the hard shit on the internet and leaving me slightly hopeful. Slightly.
The Bell Labs anechoic chamber is huge. Here I am, standing on the mesh floor halfway up the room where the acoustic effects are strongest. This rivals the Large Hadron Collider for the strangest and coolest space I've ever been in.