'Current Condition' Plays Relaxing Music and Gives Random Data

By: Joey Haar - Sep 14, 2016
References: currentcondition.org & metafilter
'Current Condition' is a website that defies description, existing in the intersection between abstract art experiment, meditative aid, and information aggregator. The website, which has been running since August 28, 2015, according to its landing page, uses an early-internet aesthetic to stream an assortment of calming music and to display random data.

Very little is known about the site, which has only a main page and no information about its creator. Nonetheless, its theme seems to center around the environment. Not only does the name 'Current Condition' evoke oceans and wind, but one of the sites recurring graphics is a rotating series of quotations about the environment. Further, many of the data sets it streams relate to weather and environmental conditions.

Whether Current Conditions is a statement about climate change or not, it is a calming site to leave running throughout the work day.