links for 2010-02-03

  • "We are confronted by many mysteries, from the nature of dark matter and the origin of the universe to the quest for a theory of everything. These are all puzzles on the grand scale, but you can observe another enduring mystery of the physical world – equally perplexing, if not quite so grand – from the comfort of your kitchen. Simply fill a tall glass with chilled water, throw in an ice cube and leave it to stand."
    (tags: science)
  • "The WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NOISE compilation, 3 years in the making, showcases a collection of 47 women artists worldwide who experiment with sound in various ways, ranging from ambient-organic to quirky-glitch-beat to harsh or extreme noise, as well as categories yet to be defined…

    WOMEN TAKE BACK THE NOISE was also the title of two different performances by BIG CITY ORCHESTRAE from 1992. Both performances featured projects were put together by female members of the orchestrae, which showcased various noise mediums ranging from vocal and melodic to combustable and cacophonus.

    The finished release of three discs is a limited edition of 1,000 in custom-made circuit bent packaging."