A broader collaboration, and modern-day, digital take on the previously more-personal notion of the mixtape.
BBH Labs’ Mel Exon and Maria Popova (aka “Brainpicker”) have collaborated- and joined the cultural propellers of crowdsourcing and content curation – to cull together Volume 2 of Taped Together, a crowdsourced summer playlist for 2010. The playlist can be downloaded here.
From each day between June 1 and June 22, the Summer Solstice, they asked a different interesting person they knew to curate a summer-inspired song. On June 22, the playlist was released as a free download.
Volume 1 was released last winter, with the participation of 31 individuals each curating one season-inspired song for every day of December. The playlist was released as a holiday mixtape on December 31.