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How to avoid humans

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Agoraphobics welcome.

Want to go out, but need some alone time? Avoid Humans is a web-based app that analyzes check-data from FourSquare and Instagram and determines the areas in your place with “the least amount of humans.”The app is color coded to indicate the current level of check-ins/human presence and is divided into four categories: nightlife, food, coffee and refuge. 

No word on how to avoid crowded places with bad WiFi reception.


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Call me Ishmael, maybe?

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Call me Ishmael is a website that invites visitors to call in and “Leave a voicemail about a book you love and a story you’ve lived.” Ishmael transcribes and shares some of the best stories each week. And don’t worry. It always goes straight to voicemail.


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Squirt

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Speed read the web, one word at a time, with the Squirt bookmarklet (not to be confused with the app for hooking up).

How does it work?

  1. Simply drag the Squirt bookmarklet into the bookmark bar of your browser of choice (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari).
  2. Visit a webpage you would like to read, and click on the Squirt bookmarklet.
  3. Squirt will display the words in an overlay using "Optimal Recognition Point,” or ORP, a technique that keeps your eye focused on a single spot, and thus allowing you to read at speeds ranging from 200-1,000 words per minute (WPM).



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TransProse: Music from literature

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TransProse is a project that programs the basic emotions of a novel into a musical piece that "holds the same emotional feeling." The music is not really beautiful, and sort of reminds me of practice etudes, but it definitely is on to something when it comes to evoking emotion by playing with tempo, key and note structure.

TransPose suggests that you listen for the following:

  • The octave represents the difference between joy and sadness 
  • Shorter notes correspond with more emotionally dense areas of the novel
  • More emotion means more dissonant notes


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Seascroll

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Seascroll is a fun and funky site that lets anonymous users draw on photos together, share positive thoughts and answer random questions.

There are some real gems over in the Treasury.




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Gameboy photography

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It was the year 2000. Gameboys had cameras, and photographer David Friedman captured New York City in its pixelated glory.

Once upon a time, this was the height of digital camera technology. We've come a long way, baby.


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Giphoscope

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Giphoscope is an "analog GIF player." And I'm not saying I don't need one in my life, so much as I didn't know I needed one in my life until now.

Based on the Mutoscope and all those old clickety-clackety Nickelodeon viewers, Giphoscope your favorite animated GIF can become a tangible and exclusive piece of art.

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