Monthly Archives: December 2020

Still re-heating roast potatoes

A set of abstract soundscapes from Icoro / a short history of the Yamaha DX-7 / urgent, old school minimal electronics at NAIAD. Records / the history of a deadly kit plane / Mud Jam, a photography portfolio by Lyndon … Continue reading

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More leftovers

2020 in 20 stories, courtesy of Phaidon’s published output from the year / photography by the graphic designer Alice Helfer / images of Wuhan by Mi Chenxing / when in Tokyo, a guide / photographs by Elin Berge, exploring the … Continue reading

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Post Christmas pickings

Places Journal’s ongoing series on Fairy Tale Architecture features the tale One Grain of Rice / speaking of Fairy Tales, albeit of the

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Ghosts of somewhere

VR Fireworks by Cai Guo-Qiang / That “Tesla E-Bike” Is Gorgeous, but It Makes No Sense: ‘This is Internet of Shit territory, where a perfectly functional piece of analog technology is ruined by the unnecessary addition of a silicon chip.’ … Continue reading

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What happens next

A compelling short film by Meghna Gupta on what happens to cast-off clothes at Aeon. The film looks at the journey made by 100,000 tonnes of ‘rag’ to garment recyclers in the Indian city of Panipat. The garment slashers, button … Continue reading

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Noise and views

The Year in Sound / the best book covers of 2020 / the best video games of 2020 / a new book, Brutal North / also via K, love this: Private Views: A High-rise Panorama of Manhattan, a project and … Continue reading

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Horns of plenty

‘Take the Nightline through an infinite Metropolis. Destination? Unknown.’ a submission to PROCJAM, ‘The Procedural Generation Jam’, in 2018. Lots more to explore, including this Procedurally Generated Tarot Deck / Seeing Sound, ‘the art and design of the stomp box’. … Continue reading

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Treasure boxes

A house in Hampstead by Woollacott Gilmartin – such beautiful drawings / more illustrative elegance in the work of Eizin Suzuki (via Visual Melt / art by the late Kiyoshi Saito, whose work was affiliated with Koshiro Onchi’s Sosaku-hanga movement, … Continue reading

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Extended insights

The Definitive Guide to the Doctor Who Theme Music / or recreate it on a Korg / Indie Retro News, old school gaming continuations. Related, Inside the obsessive world of miniature arcade machine makers / the Game UI Database (via … Continue reading

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All Along the Watchtower

The Manual Library / Random Radio Jottings, a wireless archive / Animated Maps: A Century of UFO Sightings. Related, The Lovecraft Investigations, an excellent podcast series / art by Elizabeth Croft / 25 years / the lists are starting to … Continue reading

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The Bland of Confusion

Histories and mysteries of the age. Towards a Cultural History of Plexiglass, in all our lives these days. For many, it never went away: ‘But in particular “fringe” businesses in contested neighborhoods, plexi refracts different politics and subjectivities; it marks … Continue reading

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