Meghan Neal

Music

This Is What Synths Made of Repurposed Telephone Switchboards Sound Like

Lori Napoleon's switchboard synthesizers pay homage to the women pioneers of ambient electronic music.​
Meghan Neal
5.23.16
Music

Virtual Reality Owes a Lot to the Air Guitar

We talked to VR pioneer Jaron Lanier about virtual reality’s musical roots.
Meghan Neal
5.18.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Are 3D Movies Still a Thing?

It’s all about feeding the blockbuster beast.
Meghan Neal
5.12.16
Music

​These Earbuds Are Like Instagram Filters for Live Music

I augmented an M. Ward concert with Here Active Listening’s bionic ears.
Meghan Neal
5.6.16
Film

The Best VR Experience at Tribeca Film Festival Was All About Sound

"Notes on Blindness" is a beautiful example of using sound to tell a story in virtual reality.
Meghan Neal
5.2.16
Culture

How Traditional Storytelling Is Ruining Virtual Reality Film

Meet the filmmakers writing the trippy language of cinematic virtual reality.
Meghan Neal
4.26.16
Film

​This Haunting Survivor Artwork Depicts the Horror of Nuclear Weapons

These illustrations by atom bomb survivors are a chilling reminder of the visceral power of visual storytelling.
Meghan Neal
4.21.16
Donald Trump

How the 2016 Presidential Candidates Plan to Bridge the Digital Divide

Broadband access has hardly been discussed during the presidential race, on either side of the aisle.
Meghan Neal
4.7.16
Radio Motherboard

​Song Exploder, Exploded

What makes a song a song?
Meghan Neal
4.1.16
Hip-Hop

​Behind the Scenes With Run the Jewels’ New VR Music Video

"We grew up thinking that virtual reality and jet packs and flying cars were part of our future right."
Meghan Neal
4.1.16
Culture

The Case Against the Case Against Daylight Saving Time

Please don’t take my sunshine away.
Meghan Neal
3.13.16
Music

Why Are We Still Listening to Music in Two Dimensions?

Sound is essential to how the brain orients in space, so without audio that faithfully mimics reality, the illusion is lost.
Meghan Neal
3.8.16
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