GitHub Audio

githubaudio
GitHub Audio
is a project by Sudhanshu Mishra, and it’s a lovely thing to watch (and to have running in the background).

Powered by the many, many users of GitHub, the site plays a single tone any time a user performs a specific action (closes a pull request, pushes a commit, etc). Additionally, each event also triggers a small animation of a circle, slowly expanding and fading away.

Listening to the sounds of GitHub activity is quite soothing. And seeing all the various actions is quite inspiring.

I love visualization projects like this, that offer a different take on how we consume information. What we might see as mundane can contain within it bits of magic.

Of course, Mishra’s source code for this project is also available on GitHub. Perhaps, if you keep his project open, you might even get lucky and see him update the repo.

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