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posted by slater (30 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Surpringly effective on android
posted by victors at 5:51 AM on September 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Okay.... What?

That background noise is simultaneously fascinating and bloody annoying.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 5:52 AM on September 14, 2011


sodium: it's called a Shepard tone!

I think the site would be an awesome allegory if there were, instead of one box-like shape, two vaguely tower-like shapes that were perpetually falling down.
posted by seanmpuckett at 6:01 AM on September 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


For a minute there, I thought it was going to be this.
posted by phunniemee at 6:11 AM on September 14, 2011


MeltingMelting
posted by OmieWise at 6:13 AM on September 14, 2011


um...vertigo-inducing...guess it's better than a seizure, but still....
posted by squasha at 6:21 AM on September 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, there goes my week!
posted by From Bklyn at 6:23 AM on September 14, 2011


Beat it.
posted by device55 at 6:33 AM on September 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Is this the sort of thing that induces seizures? It made my eyes hurt.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:41 AM on September 14, 2011


It's giving me vertigo. Or maybe high anxiety.
posted by Capt. Renault at 6:48 AM on September 14, 2011


Love this guy. Raphael's website has many more. Favourites: biglongnow.com, pleaselike.com, aestheticecho.com, coldvoid.com, pleasetouchme.com.
posted by oulipian at 6:48 AM on September 14, 2011 [7 favorites]


should be k-hole.com
posted by nathancaswell at 7:36 AM on September 14, 2011 [3 favorites]


love it. super simple, but well executed. and also delighted to have learned about the shepard tone!
posted by rude.boy at 7:53 AM on September 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is sooooo chillllll. I was half-hoping for some Real Genius content though.
posted by SharkParty at 8:11 AM on September 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


Excellent.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:45 AM on September 14, 2011


SharkParty I was thinking the exact same thing.
posted by slackdog at 8:52 AM on September 14, 2011


How do I win? I keep clicking . . .
posted by tr33hggr at 8:54 AM on September 14, 2011


Same Shepard tone as the example on the Wikipedia article.
posted by motty at 9:47 AM on September 14, 2011


Pepsi blue green purple black yellow red blue gray blue red blue green red pink red blue green red pink blue red blue gray blue black black blue green red pink yellow red blue gray green red pink blue red blue gray green purple black yellow gray green purple red pink red blue green black yellow red blue green red ...
posted by mazola at 10:07 AM on September 14, 2011


4 3 2 1
Earth below us,
Drifting, falling,
Floating weightless,
Calling calling home
posted by SpacemanStix at 10:12 AM on September 14, 2011 [2 favorites]


More auditory illusions from the source: Diana Deutsch.
posted by stonepharisee at 10:22 AM on September 14, 2011


This site would also be an effective mood enhancer if they changed the colors a little and threw some mellow steel drum grooves behind it. Let's all relax super hard today.
posted by SharkParty at 10:23 AM on September 14, 2011


http://www.ringingtelephone.com/
posted by atomicmedia at 10:38 AM on September 14, 2011


turn down the reverb or buy some more furniture
posted by nathancaswell at 10:39 AM on September 14, 2011


http://www.nosquito.biz/
posted by atomicmedia at 10:44 AM on September 14, 2011


Oh. Somebody animated my hopes, dreams and possibilities.
posted by Decani at 10:53 AM on September 14, 2011


The fact that it's giving people vertigo has reassured me that I am not susceptible to feelings of vertigo. So for that, I deem this website: worth it!
posted by penduluum at 12:14 PM on September 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


I see that kind of repeating pattern stuff when I close my eyes. It's like my own little 60s dance-party video.
posted by blurker at 1:37 PM on September 14, 2011


welcome to zombo com....
posted by the noob at 7:04 PM on September 14, 2011 [1 favorite]


The sound does sound like falling, but the motion on the screen is in a (relative) direction that makes me feel like I'm rising. Shouldn't it be named falling rising?

(also, you can the transition, where the beginning of the sound fades in as the end fades out.)
posted by BurnChao at 10:55 PM on September 14, 2011


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