Phil Gyford asks Is modern web design too like print design?
). Very pertinent question, especially in these parts. From the comments, a post at Smashing Magazine
on 'the death of the boring blog post?
', which introduces the rather dread hybrid 'blogazine'. At the same time, the first speculative tablet demos are emerging, with Sports Illustrated
leading the way. This format is rich with potential, but it also looks like it'll lend itself to hitherto unheard of levels of superficiality - trite, animated adverts, sensationalist content, the ongoing down-grading of the reading experience in favour of navigation tricks and a chocolate-box like smorgasbord of visual enticements.
After Michael Wolf's Paris Street View
, comes Google Street Views
, a site by artist Jon Rafman
, via white noise of everyday life
via Art Fag City
. 'A future historian may wish to study the architecture of this soon-to-be-demolished Northern Parisian banlieu. If Google chooses, their systematic storing of panoramic views serves photography’s historic role of cultural preservation.' Rafman's blog
. Google is pushing some custom streetviews at the moment, e.g. Lotus Test Track
Keeping tabs on Lego Universe
, due next year / Trigger Happy Traitor
provides 'post-rock for the people' / contemporary art at the Max Hetzler
gallery / modern mysteries
and myths / I make crop circles: ask me anything
/ One of those sentences that didn't seem especially feasible 25 years ago: Henry Rollins visits Bhopal for Vanity Fair
.Subnutty's Ship Schematics and Drawings
flickr set / see also the great Cutaways Pool
/ the Christian Louboutin Barbie
/ Susan Everett's
weblog / photographs by Richard Ross
/ photographs by Kathrin Kur
/ old school adventure gaming at Sarien.net
) / Happical
, a weblog / mammoth
, a weblog.
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