skribbl: Play Online Pictionary with friends or strangers
Pulseboy: a cute chiptune generator that I first discovered through Tumblr that allows you to string together tunes online.
Pop Clouds with Poolside FM and Recess: This "virtual getaway site" is designed for you to pause and collect your thoughts. The aim is to pop 100 clouds slowly, and there's even a built-in stream from Poolside FM that you can listen to as you cloud watch.
Yaeji’s Juice Club: An in-browser online RPG where each juice you order at Joofa’s Juice provides a different musical experience at the club, soundtracked by Yaeji’s recent mixtape.
Contemplative Drawing Machine: a drawing game with prompts to help treat creative blocks, boredom, and the need for self-expression.
108: A minimal, in-browser beat machine
Like Like: a multiplayer online world where you can create an avatar and recreate pre-pandemic activities: standing awkwardly in the corner of a loud gallery or playing obscure games with other players.
Haiku Haiku: a website where people can collaborate on haikus. start a new one or add to an unfinished one!
Ashram Tapes: This website from dublab revisits the devotional work of Alice Coltrane (who later adopted the name Swamini Turiyasangitananda). For Coltrane enthusiasts and newbies alike, this website features a documentary, an episode from Coltrane’s TV show, as well as mixes of her work (some previously unheard).
Metamorphosis FM: An audiovisual healing virtual environment that uses sound frequencies and light waves directly tied to energy centers, as well as African drum patterns and instrumentation of diasporic revolutions to nurture the people of the diaspora.
take 15: Take 15 prompts users to open a digital window that plays a soothing nature soundtrack—birds, breeze, frogs, etc—for exactly fifteen minutes.
Tree FM: listen to trees from around the world with visuals to match.
Work at Dunder Mifflin: online co-working for The Office fans
I Miss My Bar: another pandemic-era soundscape meant to imitate, you guessed it, your favorite bar.
Poolside.fm: Besides having a super cool website design, it has a nearly endless selection of music to listen to—from mixes, to different channels like Indie Summer and Hangover Club. There is also a stream of different visuals to accompany it. You can switch what the site looks like, send messages in the chatbox, and leave your name in the guestbook.
A List of Online Radio Stations curated by yours truly (Alyana)
Here’s some meditation music from Bandcamp that I’ve found very useful:
Feeling overwhelmed? Read this for a reminder that it’s not your fault and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed during a pandemic.
Guide To Anxiety Relief & Self Isolation by The Music Industry Therapist Collective
NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 1-844-863-9314
NYC Well Hotline: 1-888-692-9355
Care For Your Coronavirus Anxiety (fits here too)
Self Care Toolkit For Your Spiral by Arabelle Sicardi
Black Self-Care Package from the Still Processing podcast
Headspace has free meditations available related to the pandemic (general, NY). They’ve also made multiple anger, relationship, and anxiety meditations free until November 16th (it’s the “politics without panic” pack in the Headspace app.)
Learn From Others
Our Daily Breather: From NPR, this series asks artists about how they are getting in their R&R during the pandemic.
ISOLATE/CREATE: a free resource providing creatives with digital assets to spark creativity and inspire digital collaboration, all while still practicing responsible social distancing and helping flatten the curve during the Covid-19 crisis.
Weather Gradient: a website that generates a gradient based on the weather. enter a zipcode and enjoy!
Sunset: watch a sunset with a stranger or invite a friend
Gossip’s Cafe: a digital cafe open from 8am-11pm. share music you're listening to, post fun stuff for people to check out on their coffee break, and let other people know what you're working on. next level digital co-working.
Slo-th Network: an experiment to slowdown communication, slo-th delivers new letters every day for you to pause and reflect on. The caveat is that you have to turn your Wi-Fi off to respond.
Our Softest Hour by Clarice Ng: an interactive sound piece where participants send in their late-night thoughts for the artist to respond to. Responses come in the form of 15-30 second personalized melodies that serve as a form of comfort and acknowledgment.
Zine-Making by Margot Terc
The Run Your Own Zine Machine zine from The Bettys
Learn how to write a love letter with Annika Hansteen-Izora
Journal along with Mimi Zhu's prompts in their newsletter Write, To Heal
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