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Irv Teibel's 'Environments' Is Now an App

In 1968, a New York City polymath named Irv Teibel and a computer scientist named Louis Gerstman pulled an all-nighter in Gerstman's apartment. Teibel had hours upon hours of audiotape of the crashing waves at Brooklyn's Brighton Beach, and Gerstman had an IBM 360 computer. Together, they tweaked the tapes, using the computer to change their resonance and tone until they had made, as Teibel later wrote, “a ‘perfect’ ocean in completely convincing stereo.
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