Since it's Sunday, I think a nice Chillout Time ASMR video is perfect. combined with a session of simply unwrapping new old stock audio compact cassettes which I plan to use. So basically a Retro Tech related ASMR video. Don't forget to listen with headphones ;o)
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More about ASMR (Quoted from Wikipedia):
"Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is an experience characterised by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. It has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia. ASMR signifies the subjective experience of "low-grade euphoria" characterised by "a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin". It is most commonly triggered by specific acoustic, visual and digital media stimuli, and less commonly by intentional attentional control.
The subjective experience, sensation, and perceptual phenomenon now widely identified by the term 'autonomous sensory meridian response' is described by some of those susceptible to it as 'akin to a mild electrical current…
ASMR is usually precipitated by stimuli referred to as 'triggers'. ASMR triggers, which are most commonly acoustic and visual, may be encountered through the interpersonal interactions of daily life. Additionally, ASMR is often triggered by exposure to specific audio and video. Such media may be especially made with the specific purpose of triggering ASMR, or originally created for other purposes and later discovered to be effective as a trigger of the experience.
Stimuli that can trigger ASMR, as reported by those who experience it, include the following:
Listening to a softly spoken or whispering voice
Listening to quiet, repetitive sounds resulting from someone engaging in a mundane task such as turning the pages of a book
Watching somebody attentively execute a mundane task such as preparing food
Receiving altruistic tender personal attention
Initiating the stimulus through conscious manipulation without the need for external video or audio triggers
Furthermore, watching and listening to an audiovisual recording of a person performing or simulating the above actions and producing their consequent and accompanying sounds is sufficient to trigger ASMR for the majority of those who report susceptibility to the experience.
ASMR triggers typically originate from human behaviors. Triggering behaviors are reportedly consistent with behaviors arising from individuals who are fully present in a given moment, as described in Buddhist texts. For example, in the book Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Tibetan Buddhist Chogyam Trungpa's description of a fully present person performing a Japanese tea ceremony is consistent with descriptions of visual ASMR triggers: "If you pour a cup of tea, you are aware of extending your arm and touching your hand to a teapot, lifting it and pouring the water. Finally the water touches your teacup and fills it, and you stop pouring and put the teapot down precisely...each precise movement has dignity." In the same text, a description of how a fully present person speaks is consistent with descriptions of verbal ASMR triggers: "Every pause made in the process of speaking becomes a kind of punctuation. Speak, allow space, speak, allow space."
More about the Compact audio cassette (Quoted from Wikipedia)
The Compact Cassette or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called cassette tape, audio cassette, or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback. It was released by Philips in 1962, having been developed in Hasselt, Belgium. Compact cassettes come in two forms, either already containing content as a pre-recorded cassette, or as a fully recordable "blank" cassette.
It was designed originally for dictation machines, but improvements in fidelity led the Compact Cassette to supplant the Stereo 8-track cartridge and reel-to-reel tape recording in most non-professional applications. Its uses ranged from portable audio to home recording to data storage for early microcomputers. The first cassette player (although mono) designed for use in car dashes was introduced in 1968. Between the early 1970s and the early 2000s, the cassette was one of the two most common formats for prerecorded music, first alongside the LP record and later the compact disc (CD).