If the world has been shrinking ever since the onset of the internet, perhaps Google Street View is primarily to blame. At least that’s what the good people at Mapcrunch want us to believe — just flip through instant Street Views of a host of countries from every continent (yes, even Antarctica) and revel in the festively painted desert houses of Mexico, the dreary vast farmland of Belgium that looks eerily like Quebec, or the deserted plains of South Africa you could be forgiven for thinking were Iowa.
But it’s not all endless roads and open land — there’s an indoor filter that lets you see inside the buildings in a host of countries, from a military museum in Thailand, to a classroom in Tokyo, to a German cheese and meat shop and organic Mexican bodega (international food shoppers eat your heart out). There is also an urban filter that weeds out the countrysides and suburbs and plunges you into the concrete layers that is Hong Kong and Seoul and the quaint isolated settlements that are, let’s be honest, as urban as places like Bermuda or Mongolia get.
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When hip hop birthed modern beatboxing in the 1980s, it was a triumph of man over machine, a vindication of our natural rhythm and self-reliant musicality. In the decades that followed, that triumph was drowned out by the explosion of electronic sound. But even today there are corners of our digital word that still pay tribute to beatbox origins.
Enter Incredibox. Created by the team So Far So Good, who self-describes simply as, “We are French, we are 4, we love graphic design, music and multimedia,” Incredibox invites users to tap into their own inner beatbox through their web-app game and music tool.
The premise is simple: you have a cadre of seven clones of different heights of outfits that you each assign to a different aspect of your mix, which in all versions save for version 1 includes Beats, Effects, Melodies, and Voices. Each category has up to five different choices, promising an seemingly endless batch of mix and match creations.
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