Compact Discs 30 yrs old – Magritte Posters etc

Kicking off with Rumble a great space-rock tune from the Oresund Space Collective

Loved the sound of this John Cage project posted by Northern Spy records – In 1977, New York composer John Cage received a commission from Rolling Stone to create a work of art inspired by his hometown. Cage presented the publication with a graphic score titled 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs: a Hagstrom map of the city covered in 49 painted triangles, or “waltzes,” each linking three discrete locations in the city, and presumably a nod to the musical form’s 3/3 time signature. Later, he republished the score as a complete list of all 147 street addresses, specifying only that 49 Waltzes was a piece for “performer(s) or listener(s) or record maker(s).Today marks the 100th anniversary of the storied composer’s birth, and to celebrate, Brooklyn performing arts non-profit Avant Media has unveiled, an interactive, user-driven recreation of Cage’s ode to the city. The website invites visitors to upload photos, SoundCloud streams, videos, and written commentary to all 147 locations, group-composing each waltz in real time as a succession of memories and impressions .. full article from Northern Spy Records

Compact Discs & How They Affected Our Lives – the 30th anniversary of the first compact disc sale was on October 1st 2012. The CD in question, sold in Japan in 1982, was Billy Joel’s “52nd Street.” bitrebels posted this brief over view of the data storage technology that changed the music and the computing industry.
The Unknown Sheet Music Covers of René Magritte by Hrag Vartanian  at Hyperallegeric is an interesting insight into his Art Deco commercial work. Like many other artists, Magritte worked in the graphic arts and during much of the 1920s he worked in a wallpaper factory and also designed posters, advertisements and sheet music covers. See also Swann Galleries in Manhattan for vintage poster auctions.Brendan Eich reviews the history of JavaScript, then introduces and demonstrates some of the new features coming in ES6. This is from Strange Loop a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow’s technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.
10 Things You Need to Know About Today’s Job Search by JOSHUA WALDMAN – Google Has Replaced the Resume, A Summary is Enough, Social Proof is a Must, Resumes and Cover letters Are Not Read on Paper Anymore, Relationships First, Resume’s Second, Employers Only Care About What They Want, Don’t Mind the Gap, Nouns Are the New Currency. Everyone Has a Personal Brand – Yes, Everyone, Typing isn’t a Skill Anymore.
With the 100 year anniversary of WW1 looming I thought I’d post myself a reminder to look up the Imperial War Museum’s series of posts on social aspects of the Great War. Topics include, Football during the First World War, Defence of the Realm Act, David Lloyd George, Daily Routine, Breakthrough, Anna Airy (one of the first women war artists), Armistice, Alliances 1900-1914, Air Raids in the First World War, Air Aces and more …
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) new citizen science project, JPL Infographics, – Nick Fordes at SciStarter explains how NASA is asking  for the community to become scientist-artists to communicate their latest science. NASA provides a huge library of amazing high-resolution space images, 3-D models, and lists of interesting facts for you to piece together into your own Infographic.

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