Mapping class

An animated map of commuter data suggests shows some interesting correlations between income level and transit options. (Spoiler: the wealthy drive more, mostly to Palo Alto.)

An interactive map of zip codes by average income level lets you know whether you’re in a “Super Zip.” Washington D.C., the Upper East Side, and the Peninsula (again!) have very large and continuous clusters of Super Zips.

For the record, I grew up in a 20th percentile zip code, and now live in an 88.

The Roaring Twenties assembles news clippings, noise complaints, and newsreels to create a soundscape of New York in the 1920s.

The best work in aural history is as much about listening as it is about sound, recovering the meaning of sound as well as the sound itself.  To recover that meaning we need to strive to enter the mindsets of the people who perceived those sounds, to undertake a historicized mode of listening that tunes modern ears to the pitch of the past.

A new nonprofit is buying property on Market to keep arts organizations from being priced out of the area as revitalization/gentrification raise rents.

Multitrack Love pulls songs apart and lets you isolate vocals from instruments.