Relax and listen to Wikipedia

Relax and listen to Wikipedia


Strange but true I’m loving Listen to Wikipedia and it’s mindful tunes. Now you can you too!  Seriously you can hear Wikipedia updates by music. Imagine that! Honest, if you are auditory learner this could be your bag.

A widely-used model of learning style is Fleming’s (2001) Visual Auditory Kinesthetic (VAK) model. According to this learning model, most people have a dominant or preferred learning style visual, auditory or kinasthetic. Some people have a blend of the three of them:-

  1. Visual learners

  2. Auditory learners

  3. Kinaesthetic learners

On a recent training course an attendee mentioned this beautiful haunting, hypnotic site that enables you to listen to the sound of Wikipedia’s recent changes feed.  It’s called (suprisingly not) Listen to Wikipedia.The practical applications of this are unexplored but it certainly captured my imagination. As a friend of mindfulness and taking time out to be offline or at least being more relaxed online this is fascinating. I love cimematic orchestra tunes and Byork for a relaxing vibe so I often play in the background when i’m online.

Think mindfulness bellwhite noise and pause to stop your email just for a short time. Imagine if you could hear sentiment, empathy or on a lower emotion like hate and judgement (not recommended!). You could always play your fave playlists in the background. Having said this if you are an auditory learner or mindfulness practitioner give listen to Wikipedia a try. I think you will like it!

Bells indicate new updates and string plucks tell you about edit deletions. The pitch changes according to the size of the edit so the larger the edit, the deeper the note and the bigger the circle. Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots.