GeoHipster Mixtape Volume 2
Last April we published the first GeoHipster Mixtape, a look into the tunes we chill to, scream to, and grind to during the work day. This is Volume 2.
On most days we listen to the soundtrack of work: phones, email notifications, office chatter, or the sound of the city. For some of us our daily soundtrack is a carefully curated playlist of our favorite tunes. Being in the latter group, music can provide the white noise needed to push through an hour of getting the labels “just right”, or the inspiration that sparks the fix for that problem with your code.
I was curious about what others are listening to during the day — what does a geohipster listen to?
As you might expect, asking anyone who likes music to pick a few songs can be a near-futile task. A desert island playlist would be drastically different from a top side one, track ones playlist. Making a mixtape is subtle art, there are many rules — like making a map. I recently talked to several of our interesting colleagues in geo to see what tunes get them through the day. I asked the impossible: pick 3 tracks they love to share for a mixtape.
For your listening and reading pleasure we have hand-crafted a carefully-curated playlist from the geohipsters below, complete with liner notes of the cool work they do while listening to the tracks they picked.
Ps. i couldn’t help but add a few selections of my own.
For your enjoyment, a YouTube playlist — the GeoHipster Mixtape Volume 2
Brooke Harding @BrookEHarding || GIS Specialist at USAID-Macfadden
Brooke is a Cartographer and Data Analyst specializing in Europe & Asia and government acronyms. Outside of the office she’s all about supporting her fellow #geopeeps through organizations like the NACIS (Check out their October 2017 conference in Montreal, eh?) and eating her way through #geobreakfastdc one waffle at a time.
- Paul Simon feat. Chevy Chase – Call Me Al
- T-Pain – NPR Tiny Desk Concert
- Nahko and Medicine for the People – Black as Night
John Nelson @john_m_nelson || Cartographer at Esri
- Seu Jorge – Changes (from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou)
- Sigur Rós – Hoppípolla
- Flatt & Scruggs – Doin’ My Time (from 16 Original Bluegrass Hits)
Cristen Jones @thecristen // UI designer
Cristen’s an urban planner by training and used to be one of those civic hackers found at Boston-area hackathons and meetups. She’s worked with Code for Boston on http://willtheytow.me and http://codeforboston.github.io/ungentry , but more recently joined Maptime Boston as a co-organizer.
- Childish Gambino – Break
- Madeon – Pop culture
- Daddy Yankee – Shaky Shaky
Dylan Moriarty @dylanmoriarty // Illustrator & Cartographer
Dylan is bad at writing bios, but he has a swell website https://dylanmoriarty.github.io/ — believes in open source — loves hand-made maps & hand-drawn elements — helps run GeobreakfastDC & MaptimeDC (https://geobreakfastdc.github.io/ ) — works with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team & designed Missing Maps — spends most waking hours listening to tunes
- Buddy Rich – Norwegian Wood
- tUnE-yArDs – My Country
- Medeski, Martin & Wood – Let’s Go Everywhere