👀 Calming vibes for anxious times
#117 | Internet Soundscapes
It’s almost bedtime. You’ve avoided your devices for the past 2 hours. You’ve brewed yourself a cup of chamomile tea, hoping it will work its magic like the Internet claims.
20 minutes of lying in bed, but your mind won’t power down.
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If you are a compulsive overthinker and troubled sleeper, like me, bring one of those devices back.
No, this is not a recommendation to text or doom scroll. Instead, listen to Wikipedia.
The pitch of each note corresponds to the size of a Wikipedia edit. New registrations, additions and subtractions all produce different sounds that overlap to create soothing ambient music that transports me to a calmer place. This website has gotten me through much overthinking and last-minute assignment anxiety.
This isn’t the only web project of its kind, though. For every Bitcoin transaction, this one creates audio and visual in real-time. You can change instruments and pitch to create the soundscape you like!