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Five things to do today - 13 January

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City madness - Matthew Doubek - Enter Kazoo Man - Spa International - pretty data

City madness
Find out how city life can drive you mad in this article in the Boston Globe. 'Scientists have begun to examine how the city affects the brain, and the results are chastening,' writes Jonah Lehrer. 'Just being in an urban environment, they have found, impairs our basic mental processes.'

Matthew Doubek
See how painter and illustrator Matthew Doubek creates his extraordinary images (pictured) using salvaged house paint.

Enter Kazoo Man
It's what Sir Tim Berners-Lee had in mind: a man playing Enter Sandman by Metallica on four Kazoos.

Spa International
Register for the Professional Spa International Conference (1-3 March at ExCel in the London Docklands), which will feature a range of experts, including AJ editor Kieran Long.

Pretty data
This slideshow from the International Herald Tribune showcases some interesting data visualisations - the North Sea and Global Migration images are outstanding.

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