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Related to yesterday's musings on virtual worlds, things
contributor (read his Letters to Doughboy
in things 17-18
) has written a short story, 'At Play in Hell's Half Acre
', which neatly predicts the impact of a truly immersive, amoral alternative world. It's published in Multiverse Magazine
, a new web magazine that aims to publish 'compelling stories with an emphasis on world-building'.
We've just published Blythe House
, what'll probably be our last photo gallery
for a while - bandwidth constraints are running tight. Blythe House
is one of the main stores for London's Science Museum
. It's a vast treasure trove of items familiar and unfamiliar, models, potions, medical anomalies, votive objects, tools, machines and medicines. You can tour the V&A's Archive of Art and Design
, in the same building. things
is hugely grateful to the Science Museum's
David Rooney for organising the tour. David will be doing a webcast next week at the museum's Dana Centre
on Sinful Things
extracted from the collections.
Some other things. A city tour of Pyongyang
, with particular emphasis on the ghastly, oppressive concrete presence of the RyuGyong Hotel
, a 330m high ziggurat that is the architectural centrepiece
of a thoroughly nasty regime / the Element Naming Controversy
at the tail end of the period table (via Design Observer
) / Brianís Culture Blog
/ magazine covers
, via The Cartoonist
. This page
is good / metafilter has been down for days now, so there's nowhere to plagiarise links from....
seems exceptionally sunny at the moment, quite at odds with the real London weather. This is probably a good thing.