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Monday, October 09, 2006


Watch out for imminent movement of the Doomsday Clock, a device operated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. A bit more about the BAS - we wish they'd put their lovely magazine covers online somewhere, which is a slightly superficial response, perhaps. This also looks fun: everybody dies.

Edit Magazine, from Getty Images / The Long Zoom (via), writer Steven Johnson uses Will Wright's upcoming Spore, which is, broadly speaking, a universe simulator, to muse on how easily we've evolved into taking a broad, overall view (the 'long zoom' in question) of aspects of our culture. Our powers of analysis are perhaps struggling to catch up with this overwhelming torrent of information. '[My wife] says it's important for kids to do boring things too. Because if you can find excitement in something boring, then you’re set up for life.'

Ephemera, 'exploring the world of old paper', recommended / Maps of War, a post at atlas(t), linking to a website called Maps of War / 12 versions of 12XU at Strange Reaction (via) / Datassette, electronic music revisited, via diskant, which also links ot Sumlin's trip to the Touch & Go festival in Chicago. Jealous, us? / Calling all Nations, City of Sound on the BBC's self-promotional activities during WWII (more).

An architectural alphabet created by artist Antonio Basoli, at the Giornale Nuovo / is this for real? / the state of starchitecture: are the major players slowly shifting their aesthetic? / new London imagery in Google Maps and Earth (via haddock), dating the photos to early February of this year / the London Eye as seen in Oblivion / the Glass Books of the Dream Eaters looks beautiful / imagery at the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, via Design Observer, which also pointed us to 'the dashed line in use' at nearfield, reminiscent of the imagery collating in Open Here.