Hear the First Recording of the Human Voice (1860) | Open Culture

When inventor Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville sang a nursery rhyme into his phonoautogram in 1860, he had no plans on ever playing this recording back. A precursor to the wax cylinder, the phonoautogram took inputs for the study of sound waves, but could not be turned into an output device. Source: Hear the First Recording … Continue reading Hear the First Recording of the Human Voice (1860) | Open Culture

David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turn 50 This Month: Celebrate Two Giant Leaps That Took Place 9 Days Apart | Open Culture

One might call the explosion of “space rock” in the late 60s another kind of escapism, a turn from the heaviness on planet Earth when the Age of Aquarius started to get seriously dark. Source: David Bowie's "Space Oddity" and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turn 50 This Month: Celebrate Two Giant Leaps That Took … Continue reading David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and the Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turn 50 This Month: Celebrate Two Giant Leaps That Took Place 9 Days Apart | Open Culture

The First Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Poster Art Opens Its Doors in the U.S.: Enter the Poster House | Open Culture

How times have changed since our late 80s college days. Undergrads do research online, upload assignments to a server, stream music, download affirmative sexual consent contracts, and turn to Facebook when it's time to find a ride home for the holidays. Source: The First Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Poster Art Opens Its Doors in the U.S.: Enter … Continue reading The First Museum Dedicated Exclusively to Poster Art Opens Its Doors in the U.S.: Enter the Poster House | Open Culture

The First Lesbian Lover Selfies Ever Taken, ca. 1900 ~ vintage everyday

The 'photobooth' has been a fad for a long time now. You'll be surprised to know that the first self portrait vending machine or photobooth have been in existence since 1883, which was introduced by Percival Everett. It seems photobooth selfies have been a craze since the early Edwardian era. They were commonly found at … Continue reading The First Lesbian Lover Selfies Ever Taken, ca. 1900 ~ vintage everyday