Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Millennial Background Soundtrack

Intrusive, ultra-groomed media so dominate perception now that everyday life has a soundtrack. Whether it is a private iPod playlist, or the general racket of Web and TV news, marketing and incessant communications, there is a constant thrum of noise behind everything. In today's post, hear a few samples from composer Joshua Baker, who writes soundtracks for films, TV, the Web and video games. His work is disarming because it fades so perfectly into the meta-background.

Video Source: Youtube.

But Baker does more than compose music. Since 2010, Global Leaks.com has been registered under Baker's name; there, he accepts submissions of raw international news footage which he releases to a Youtube channel. (It is not clear if Baker's project is related to GlobalLeaks.orgthe self-proclaimed first open source whistle-blowing software platform. They appear to be two separate entities.) At any rate, on the former dot-com site, Baker adds musical soundtracks to videos like this one on Youtube; the music slickly transforms raw footage into a release from his boutique personal newsdesk.  (All music is © Joshua Baker and is reproduced under Fair Use for discussion only. Sources: here and here.)

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