Experience Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Virtual Reality: Download the Free App Created by Queen & Google

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You don’t just listen to “Bohemian Rhapsody“; you experience it. Anyone who’s ever heard Queen’s signature progressive rock epic knows it, and anyone who’s ever performed all six minutes of it at a karaoke bar understands it more deeply still.


Watch Soviet Avant-Garde Composers Create Synthesized Music with Hand-Drawn Animations (1934)

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The Russian Revolution not only radically reshaped social and political institutions in the soon-to-be Soviet Union, but it also radicalized the arts. “The Romanovs, who ruled Russia for 300 years,” comments Glenn Altschuler at The Boston Globe, used “culture as an instrument of political control.


Hear the First Recording of Computer Music: Researchers Restore Three Melodies Programmed on Alan Turing’s Computer (1951)

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However you feel about electronic music, you’ll still find yourself listening to it most places you go. For better or worse, it has become mood music, soothing the jangled nerves of customers in coffee shops and lulling boutique shoppers into a pleasant sense of hip.


The Sights & Sounds of 18th Century Paris Get Recreated with 3D Audio and Animation

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In what is often called the “Early Modern” period, or the “Long Eighteenth Century,” Europe witnessed an explosion of satire, not only as a political and literary weapon, but as a means of reacting to a whole new way of life that arose in the cities—principally London and Paris—as a displaced rural population and expanding bo


The Art of Making Old-Fashioned, Hand-Printed Books

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Reports of traditional books’ death are greatly exaggerated, thanks in part to the success of print-on-demand publishing and other digital innovations.


The New York Public Library Unveils a Cutting-Edge Train That Delivers Books

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In early October, The New York Public Library will unveil a new book delivery system that features 24 cars, running on 950-feet of vertical and horizontal track, moving millions of books through 11 different levels of the library, at a rate of 75 feet per minute. This new $2.


An Animated Aldous Huxley Identifies the Dystopian Threats to Our Freedom (1958)

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20 years after Aldous Huxley published Brave New World (1931), he was still the media’s go-to futurist.


Pizza Box Becomes a Playable DJ Turntable Through the Magic of Conductive Ink

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Turns out Pizza Hut is good for something…
They’ve teamed up with the printed electronics company Novalia to turn cardboard pizza boxes into playable turntables.


Take a Virtual Reality Tour of the World’s Stolen Art

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A museum which contains only works of art that nobody can find sounds like something Jorge Luis Borges would’ve dreamed up, but it has twice become a reality in the 21st century — or twice become a virtual reality, anyway. “The Concert by Johannes Vermeer. Poppy Flowers by Vincent van Gogh.


Hear Marc Maron’s Long Talk with Werner Herzog

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Heads up: In the latest episode of the WTF podcast, filmmaker Werner Herzog pays a visit to Marc Maron’s garage in Los Angeles, and they get into a wide-ranging conversation, talking about Herzog’s upbringing in war-torn Germany, his upcoming film projects and a good deal more


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