Mike Fabio

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Jazz Legend Bill Evans on the Creative Process, Self-Teaching, and Balancing Clarity with Spontaneity in Problem-Solving

In a 1915 letter to his young son, Albert Einstein advised that the best way to learn anything is “when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.” Many decades later, psychologists would give a name to this distinctive, exhilarating state of immersive, …

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t …

It’s time to create a new Motown for young urban technologists

I was born 30 years too late to experience Motown in its heyday.<p>Nonetheless, as a young boy growing up in Detroit, I benefited from a city known as …

““‘Cloud Face’ is a collection of cloud images that are recognized as human face by a face-detection algorithm. It is a result of computer’s vision error, but they often look like faces to human eyes,...

How we've paid for music from 1983 to today, in one mesmerizing GIF

The internet has radically changed the way we consume and purchase music, but it isn't the first game-changer. In 30 years, the music industry has moved from vinyl singles to cassettes to CDs to downloads to music subscriptions. In this GIF, created by Digital Music News, you can watch those …

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

It Doesn’t Get More Meta Than Album Art Featuring An Expense Report For That Very Album

If you thought Kanye West’s last album cover went the spartan route, this one does it one better. The image that will represent the ambient artist’s …

Album Art

Spotify, We Need To Talk About Your Data…

An Open Source Product Strategy for Hipsters and Data Scientists<p>It was the twenty-something-th time that I found myself at another not-so-sold-out …

Google is taking on Beats and Spotify with YouTube Music Key

The world already has more music streaming services than any sane person can subscribe to on a monthly basis, but Google is preparing to take on the …

Why Are We So Nostalgic for Music We Loved as Teenagers?

As I plod through my 20s, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon: The music I loved as a teenager means more to me than ever—but with each passing year, …

What Hurt Feelings: The Untold Story Of The 31-Year Battle Over "Flashdance"

The dancers and photographer who inspired one of the biggest pop culture touchstones of a generation have gone most of their lives unable to publicly talk about the credit they think they deserve. Until now.<p><i>“I’d sell my soul for total control...”</i><p>Gina Healey molded her body into an S to The Motels’ …

Journalism

[Postcard] | Virtualsity, by Michael Barron | Harper's Magazine

Roger Linn with the Linnstrument <i>© Roger Linn Design</i><p>One of the more unlikely solos in music history was recorded live on July 16, 1986, during a …

Space as a paranoid, static rumble

Solaris might be the best sci fi soundtrack ever. Putting its appeal into words isn’t easy, however.<p>One reason why it is hard to articulate its …

Creating Voices for Chewbacca and R2-D2

Ben Burtt was the sound designer for <i>Star Wars</i>, and he came up with all kinds of now-iconic sounds. In the video below, he explains the arduous …

Knoxville's MediaWorks Demo Day To Include 4 Music Tech Startups

Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is part of a larger entrepreneurship movement with support from such centers around the …

The next era of the public payphone is about to begin

Every major city in the world has a network of public phone booths on most streets—absolutely crucial to the running of the city only a couple of decades ago but now just taking up space in the age of smartphones. In Britain, home of the iconic red telephone booths that have been around since 1926, …

The Internet Needs a Better Way to Handle Money. This Startup Has the Key

I just met Greg Brockman a few minutes ago, but I'm already showing him my credit card number. Brockman is the chief technology officer at Stripe, …

Software, It’s a Thing

<i>This is the text of a speech I gave as the opening address to the Library of Congress’s</i> <i>Digital Preservation 2014</i> <i>conference July 22 in Washington, DC.</i> …

Burger King Is Run by Children

Last summer a trim guy with wavy brown hair, high cheekbones, and a broad smile could be found making Whoppers, working the drive-through window, and …

Don't even start trying to make "Trep" happen

Heading back to San Francisco from Las Vegas a few minutes ago, I spotted this crime against language on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine.<p><i>"15 signs</i> …

An epic battle in streaming music is about to begin, and only a few will survive

“One thing is for sure,” declared an influential American critic and record industry analyst, Bob Lefsetz, in a recent post on the topic of streaming music. “One service will dominate, it’s where we’ll all go, because we want to share, we don’t want to be left out.”<p>Music is now undeniably an …

Musical Gold

Can three ambitious siblings turn old violins into a new investment strategy?<p>One morning in February, Matthew Allain, the senior managing director of the Leo Group, a private wealth-management company, visited a town house on Central Park West in order to discuss an unusual acquisition. The town …

Michel Gondry talks technology, his latest film 'Mood Indigo,' and why he can't use an iPhone

You wouldn’t notice Michel Gondry unless you were looking for him. The 51-year-old French director of such fantastical, visually mesmerizing movies as <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,</i> <i>The Science of Sleep</i> and <i>Be Kind Rewind</i> is thin, cool, and reserved, though his boyish blue eyes contain a …