Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ASMR Community Update: October 2012

I thought of introducing a new feature on the blog, and that is an end of the month post which covers what went on during the month – sort of like a newsletter of sorts, and I’ll try and include all the little things that I didn’t quite get round to earlier, and to reflect on some other happenings that I managed to cover in some form, whether here on the blog, Twitter, Facebook, tumblr, or somewhere else.

So for this month, quite a few things happened that are noteworthy.

A radio segment on Resonance 104.4 FM took place, called “Urban exploration of ASMR” and there were at least three other radio segments and interviews or podcasts this month. One of them was for McGill Daily’s Unfit to Print podcast, on the topic of “symphony of emotions and ASMR” and there were two interviews with TheWaterwhispers Ilse, one of which took place on Haarlem 105 FM, and the other on WILD FM. Ilse and Relaxingsounds92 also appeared on National TV in the Netherlands on a show called “De Wereld Draait Door”, which translates in to “The World Turns Round/Goes Crazy”.

What prompted this flood of interest in the Netherlands was an article about ASMR that appeared in the Volkskrant (people’s paper). Since then it really seems to have blown up in that part of the world, at least. Ilse even translated that article in to English for the rest of us, too.

Relaxingsounds92 also made her debut on ASMR Island TV. ASMR Island ran a T-Shirt promo this month, which for 24 hours only, had people ordering T-shirts, with a portion of the profits going toward ASMR Research & Support.

There’s the possibility of a Windows 8 ASMR app being developed and released at some point in the near future. This being the first one natively supported by the Windows operating system, and not meant for mobiles, like the other apps for Android and Apple iOS. Speaking of which, two new versions of the ASMR app for Apple iOS, ASMR Mobile, were released. Originally this app came out in late September, but version 1.1 debuted in early October, and 1.2 in mid-October. You can download it and use it with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

The current ASMR Poll, “Do you Experience a Tingling Sensation?” on this blog ended, the results of which should be up soon. A new poll will replace this one soon after that. There was also an ASMR survey conducted via Reddit/SurveyMonkey.

And last but not least, October 29th was Bob Ross’s 70th birthday! Bob Ross has been adopted by many in the ASMR community as a mascot of sorts, due to his uncanny ability to trigger ASMR events in many an experiencer, including me.

So that’s quite a lot, wouldn’t you say? Hope you liked this post, and if it all works out, there will be another one in a month’s time.

1 comment:

  1. Someone linked me to this blog after I said I can make the front of my head go tingly at will. I had no idea why or what it was until i started reading this! Its crazy to think it happens to other people also :) Oddly for me though I dont need anything to make it happen, I can just turn it on and off.

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