Bits and bobs

Creative gift guide. Stack’s magazine subscriptions are a great way to keep current on print. There’s also the currently closed (temporarily?) Quarterly, which offers curated gift packages by such online luminaries as Geoff Manaugh. See also The Thing, ‘a periodical in the form of an object. It’s like a magazine, except that each issue is conceived of by a different contributor and then published on a useful object’. And Not Another Bill (all via ask MeFi) / next month is the first South East London Zine Fest. The above image is a crop of a poster from Goldsmiths WI / an interview with Steve Albini: ‘Now, we’ve got so many layers of nostalgia that we’ve got a nostalgia for the second or third revival of something as nostalgia. I totally expect a fourth wave of ska to roll through at some point.’

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The Flat Earth Society continues to fascinate. Is this just an thought experiment, designed to provoke people who like arguing on internet forums? Or is it all the work of one person, endlessly arguing with themself? Whatever it is, the effort expended is colossal, e.g. the NASA conspiracy / The Rosenhan Experiment, ‘On being sane in insane places’ / The Great 1953 Trek, ‘A family of four travel overland from Bath in the U.K. to Salisbury, Rhodesia’ / Automation is ‘a car company tycoon game in which you design and build cars from scratch.’ / ZX-ART, ‘the largest collection of graphics produced for ZX-Spectrum computer’ / Abandoned places in Russia, via Coudal.

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Diary of a Vintage Girl, a weblog / Collapsible home carried on roof of automobile / Tombolare, a tumblr / fuckyeahbritisholdschoolgaming / Now can I be famous?, a tumblr / ‘Community RePaint schemes collect unwanted, surplus paint and re-distribute it to individuals, families and communities in need’ / Inside “Maus”, a Salon piece to accompany the publication of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus, marking the 25th anniversary of the original book.

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