= Lovely is the network
Kevin. 16. Welcome. I'm a Californian/Whovian with an affinity for all things science-y and redolently aromatic. I am also attracted to sounds and the making of sounds, in a generally musical sense. I appreciate cookies and boba milk tea. I also enjoy Homestuck.
❝Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.❞

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

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(Source: volumexii)

❝That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.❞
Dave Grohl  (via meggannn)

(Source: psych-facts)


Clairvoyant? What’s that?


The Cloud by Richard Clarkson is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.

one of the takeaways from today, from this summer thus far, is that i become roughly 1729% more productive when i take myself to more novel places to work/study 

(novel being defined as not inside my room)

taking my laptop downstairs, for starters; editing video in the children’s section of the local library; putting together an application that has p. much changed my life/the rest of my high school career in a hotel room next to a noisy ice machine

oh and hauling my older, heavyweight laptop to bj’s for a something i don’t remember that apparently couldn’t wait.

i’ve been to starbucks precisely four times in my life, two in the last week alone, and each time has been associated with something of a certain magnitude of profundity or absurdness. today i found out that university starbucks contain great and underused study nooks, and that the same can be said of most college campuses, to generalize.

i was seriously considering driving up to uci after school every day to get stuff done their b/c the vibe is so conductive to doing so. (until i remembered that my parking permit will have expired at the end of this month.)

i am already (looking forward??) to senior year, but not w/out some trepidation and apprehension. the past two weeks have served as a reminder of finals week, and tomorrow only promises to be busier. i knew that i’d someday have to confront the need to meticulously timeblock each waking hour my day, just to make sure i’m not going too insane. that time is tomorrow now. may the productivity gods be with us all.  

on a tangentially-related note, figuring out how to massively simplify an intimidating excel spreadsheet is a really gr8 feeling. especially knowing that i didn’t have many other distractions to keep me from figuring out that an =IF formula required more than two parameters.