All that is solid

Collections and archives. the Thames Television YouTube archive (via MeFi) / the London Picture Archive / File Not Found, ‘A generation that grew up with Google is forcing professors to rethink their lesson plans’. How the ‘traditional’ metaphor of files and filing cabinets means nothing to cloud-based Gen Z’ers / Mu:zines, ‘a non-commercial, labour-of-love archive project to collect, scan and re-publish old music production magazines’ / The Digital Death of Collecting (via MeFi). Platforms no longer conjure up nostalgia and loss, but a sense of actually being lost in culture: ‘The shifting sands of digital technology have robbed these collections of their meaning; the context in which they originally existed can no longer be experienced and they only appear as nostalgic ruins, the remains of once-inhabited metropolises gone silent.’

Other things. Inside Prora, a film about the ‘Colossus of Rugen‘ / Battleship Berlin, a documentary about the city’s brutalist heritage / The Police Shooting of Mark Duggan, a new investigation by Cabinet magazine and Forensic Architecture / Just Checking In, a classic piece of writing / the best-selling vehicles in American by State / the subtle and self-defeating art of Revenge Bedtime Procrastination / Schadenfreude watch, skyscraper edition / Artist Thierry Mandon Lives in Suspended Domestic Scenes Within the Ghost Rooms of Severed Buildings / virtual instruments by Plogue / I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to The Velvet Underground & Nico / Azimuth, an undulating digital soundscape.

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