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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Which are better, blogs or mags? (via gallery hopper). Is the instant gratification provided by web publishing really the end of paper production? The death of print has been called, wrongly, before, and there are probably more magazines on the newsstands than ever, with more being added all the time (e.g. Wonderland, a forthcoming lifestyle title that was seen receiving funding on BBC2's Dragon's Den last week. Or Grazia, a 'weekly glossy' that debuts today).

But clearly print magazines can't match the lead times of a website, for 'blogs are instant transmitters of thought and, more importantly, forums for instantaneous response.' It takes a magazine with a rapid-moving website to keep up, but then the latter threatens to undermine the raison d'etre of the former. Compare autoblog to autocar magazine and it's clear that the weblog format is perfect for snippy comments about new car launches and the instant transmission of images from PR's in-tray to screen to reader. Magazines, even weekly magazines, can't compete.

The usual criticism is that the instant nature of the weblog denies it a consistent editorial viewpoint or the space for considered reflection, but anyone familiar with contemporary magazine publishing knows that the process of sifting and distilling information is just as rapid, only slightly more torturous. Another issue, in design writing at least, is that online writing is separated from a tangible physical object. Objects convey authority, or at the very least help us identify with the subject. Perhaps this is why the number of online object galleries is growing at such a rate; it's nostalgia for physical form from a medium that can never attain it.

Elsewhere. Notes Quotes Provocations and Other Fair Use presents links and digressions in a journal form, rather than as a weblog. It contains all sorts of visual delights and thoughts, including the poster art of Charles Loupot and the Landscape Coin Project / 24 Photography has a bold agenda: 24 hours, 24 photographers, 24 images, 24 years. Participating photographers include Sarah Lucy Brown, Kathryn Faulkner and Yvonne de Rosa

Invisible UFOs - are they all around us? (via J-Walk) / visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D.Martin Complex. Related, rare FLW images found on eBay / Urban Adventure in Rotterdam, including deserted Prague / the art of Alice Neel, via Cipango / replace Windows notepad with TED notepad / Les Autos de Tintin / Landmark East encourages the creation of highly visible public artworks, like the project to recreate the ghostly lost churches of Dunwich. Related, an account of All Saints.

A strangely compelling picture / teejayess, a weblog / Martin Liebscher, including his Unidentified Foto Object series / The Bus Station: buses on screen / we covet a Hyperkit-designed Caro Kit / Gordon McLean's fine weblog / Boeing's 777-200LR, more snappily known as the 'Dreamliner' tries to put glamour back into the industry. Great big windows should help / Now Then, what were professional artists like when they were young?

Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities as a Viewmaster reel (via No,2 self, via Boing Boing). More Viewmaster / a collection of early Bakelite objects / Pan Am heritage / the ongoing saga of Michael Heizer's massive 'City' art/earthwork in Art's Last, Lonely Cowboy in the New York Times. See our post of 29 December 2004 for some more information, as well as the comprehensive website double negative.