Links for March 17, 2017

Pokemon Go is a mass demon summoning that’s destroying our reality

“It creates a knowledge of and experience with the world that isn’t shared by everyone present,” making “space feel a little less shared and public, and a little more exclusionary and fractured.” Yet it also makes this secret knowledge visible by creating groups of people who are clearly, mysteriously enjoying a joke you’re not in on. Think of the fear provoked by a snatch of laughter in a hostile place: maybe they’re laughing at you.


Soundcities

Soundcities was the first online open source database of city sounds and soundmaps from around the world, using found sounds and field recording. There are now thousands of sounds from around the world on the website.... This project allows the audience the possibility to remix the hundreds of samples recorded from cities around the world in an online database.


Dead Mall Series