The Cool House: technology
Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technology. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Stuck on TuneGlue

I don't know how I've managed to live without the extremely cool TuneGlue all my life.
It's an interactive "relationship explorer" and with just a few clicks you can see how bands and artists relate to one another musically. Take for example the artist featured in my last post Grandmaster Flash. Enter his name in the search box, click expand and similar artists will appear, click on one of those to see more relationships or on releases to check out their discography.
I'm totally addicted to it, firstly because it is so beautifully designed, second you can point, click and purchase music (from, though) and thirdly it totally appeals to the geek in me. I can play six degrees of musical separation to my heart's content. Deeply sad but at the same time deeply satisfying.

via Very Short List

P.S. There's another set of relationships in the music player at the bottom of the page....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Design and the Elastic Mind

If you're watching my flickr box on the left side of the page you'll see some images from the other stellar exhibition currently at the Museum of Modern Art: Design and the Elastic Mind.

I blogged about it over here but it deserves to be mentioned again. It is awesome, fascinating, thought-provoking, exhilarating and sometimes simply beautiful. Everyone should have the opportunity to see it. If you can't make it to New York before the exhibition closes on May 12th visit the online catalogue and spend a couple of hours exploring the relationship between design and technology.