1. There’s a pretty good chance that you are aware that “LP”—which is another way to describe a full album of music—stands for Long Player. Looking at today’s Project of the Day, though, makes us think we should maybe reconsider the definition of that term. Longplayer for Voices is continuing through its 1000 year long runtime, now transitioning to a 1000 minute piece for voices. Though a key part of Longplayer is how it adapts to changes in technology over time, this section of the piece will be entirely dependent on the good old fashioned human voice.

    There’s a pretty good chance that you are aware that “LP”—which is another way to describe a full album of music—stands for Long Player. Looking at today’s Project of the Day, though, makes us think we should maybe reconsider the definition of that term. Longplayer for Voices is continuing through its 1000 year long runtime, now transitioning to a 1000 minute piece for voices. Though a key part of Longplayer is how it adapts to changes in technology over time, this section of the piece will be entirely dependent on the good old fashioned human voice.

  2. Project of the Day—Two days ago, Bellingcat, an open source citizen investigative journalism project designed to cover issues that are being ignored, posted an important project update. Using “open source investigative techniques,” users managed to pinpoint the precise location of the missile launcher that tragically downed flight MH17, sending a stream of photos and video of the launcher being transported. It was an important example of what Bellingcat hopes to do.

    Project of the Day—Two days ago, Bellingcat, an open source citizen investigative journalism project designed to cover issues that are being ignored, posted an important project update. Using “open source investigative techniques,” users managed to pinpoint the precise location of the missile launcher that tragically downed flight MH17, sending a stream of photos and video of the launcher being transported. It was an important example of what Bellingcat hopes to do.

  3. Project of the Day—Bitters! Such a key component to a good cocktail. Such a mysterious element for those of us not well-versed in the world of fancy cocktails. The Craft Your Own Bitters Kit hopes to change that. Soon you’ll be able to make your own bitters at home, from there, you’ll be hosting fancy cocktail parties in your basement or garage or kitchen sink or bathtub or whatever in no time.

    Project of the Day—Bitters! Such a key component to a good cocktail. Such a mysterious element for those of us not well-versed in the world of fancy cocktails. The Craft Your Own Bitters Kit hopes to change that. Soon you’ll be able to make your own bitters at home, from there, you’ll be hosting fancy cocktail parties in your basement or garage or kitchen sink or bathtub or whatever in no time.

  4. Project of the Day—The Ballad of Shirley Collins is a documentary about Shirley Collins, the legendary folk singer that became a cult figure after removing herself from the public eye. Rather than focusing on her entire career, it delves into a trip she took with her then-boyfriend Alan Lomax across the American South, documenting the music they came across along the way.

    Project of the Day—The Ballad of Shirley Collins is a documentary about Shirley Collins, the legendary folk singer that became a cult figure after removing herself from the public eye. Rather than focusing on her entire career, it delves into a trip she took with her then-boyfriend Alan Lomax across the American South, documenting the music they came across along the way.

  5. Project of the Day—The Great Kingdom is a documentary about Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the creators behind Dungeons & Dragons. The film tracks the game’s humble beginnings through its eventual rise to multi-million dollar industry, focusing on the lives of Gygax, Arneson, the hundreds of others that helped shape the legendary RPG, and their families. 

    Project of the Day—The Great Kingdom is a documentary about Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the creators behind Dungeons & Dragons. The film tracks the game’s humble beginnings through its eventual rise to multi-million dollar industry, focusing on the lives of Gygax, Arneson, the hundreds of others that helped shape the legendary RPG, and their families. 

  6. Project of the Day—You may recognize Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince, but in real life she is completely not that character. Parsons is the founder of Sweet Blackberry, an organization dedicated to telling stories of little-known African American achievement to children. This time around, she’s making an animated short about Janet Collins, the first black Prima Ballerina. It’s narrated by Chris Rock. No big deal.

    Project of the Day—You may recognize Karyn Parsons as Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince, but in real life she is completely not that character. Parsons is the founder of Sweet Blackberry, an organization dedicated to telling stories of little-known African American achievement to children. This time around, she’s making an animated short about Janet Collins, the first black Prima Ballerina. It’s narrated by Chris Rock. No big deal.