What does Wikipedia sound like? That might seem like the opening line of a joke told at South by Southwest, but it's actually the basis of a new open-source project that turns Wikipedia edits into audio and animations.
Listen to Wikipedia mines data from Wikipedia's recent changes feed, turning additions into bells and subtractions into guitar strumming. The resulting audio, somewhat surprisingly, makes for the kind of soothing soundscape you might hear during a meditation class or massage. (NSFW if you want to stay awake.) The pitch changes according to the size of the edit. … Read more