Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Meditative cattle grazing sounds, a space elevator, the resurgence of silent film and more

Slow Yourself Down to the Sounds of Irish Cattle Grazing From the sounds of cows being herded up a mountain to leaves crunching underfoot on a countryside walk, BBC’s Radio 3 will soon include programming aimed for meditative relaxation. At present, their (generally older) audience tunes in for jazz, opera and classical music. With the upcoming “slow radio,” the BBC is tapping into, more or …

Slow Yourself Down to the Sounds of Irish Cattle Grazing

From the sounds of cows being herded up a mountain to leaves crunching underfoot on a countryside walk, BBC’s Radio 3 will soon include programming aimed at meditative relaxation. At present, their (generally older) audience tunes in for jazz, opera and classical music. With the upcoming “slow radio,” the BBC is tapping into, more or less, the success of ASMR—quieter, soothing sounds. Radio 3 controller Alan …

Life Is

Discovery and exploration in BBC Earth's new interactive online experience

Now in their 50th year, BBC Earth revamps their Natural History Unit with Life Is, an interactive site full of images, videos and stories of the world’s most visually-captivating documentaries and discoveries done by the BBC Earth Team. Created by The Brooklyn Brothers and Fantasy Interactive, the online destination features content themed around monthly concepts with, such as September’s “Colourful.” The vibrant collection of videos …