theatlanticvideo:

How Do You Play a 19th-Century Record?

Curators and scientists worked together to recover the audio recorded on Alexander Graham Bell’s earliest records, recorded at his Washington, D.C., Volta Laboratory. Using 3D cameras, they created depth images of the surface of the records, and reconstructed the wave forms with audio software. This short documentary was produced by Ryan Reed for Smithsonian magazine.

This is incredibly cool. I love when modern technology allows us to gain a deeper understanding of history, and in such a new way. Who would have ever thought we’d be able to hear the audio from these recordings? Unbelievable. The entire article at Smithsonian Magazine’s blog is worth a read: From the Collections, Sound Recordings Heard for the First Time

Reblogged from The Atlantic

I uploaded the audio of President Obama’s State of the Union Address to SoundCloud. You can listen to it above, or if you want to download it, go here: http://soundcloud.com/mlee525/president-barack-obamas-state

The audio was pulled from the The White House’s video of the speech. You can also read the official transcript here: Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address

I uploaded the audio of President Obama’s remarks on the death of Osama Bin Laden to SoundCloud. You can listen to it above, or if you want to download it, go here: http://soundcloud.com/mlee525/president-obama-confirms-death

The audio was pulled from the The White House’s video of the speech. You can also read the official transcript here: Remarks by the President on Osama Bin Laden

Sweet. Tumblr just updated their “audio post” area. You can now link audio from your SoundCloud account without having to embed the player in a video or text post. Whoo!!

Gonna take this for a spin in a second. If you guys are on SoundCloud, you can find me at: http://soundcloud.com/mlee525

Sweet. Tumblr just updated their “audio post” area. You can now link audio from your SoundCloud account without having to embed the player in a video or text post. Whoo!!

Gonna take this for a spin in a second. If you guys are on SoundCloud, you can find me at: http://soundcloud.com/mlee525

david-noel:

Disturbing recording by the Guardian’s reporter in Cairo, Jack Shenker about his experience in #Egypt, being driven into the desert by the police and beaten. 

thommyc:

Egypt protests: Live updates on the protests by Jack Shenker of the Guardian U.K.

You have to hear this.

This is worth 12 minutes of your time. Just listen. (Click on the movie section above to enable the player. Then press play.)

Reblogged from David Noël