Category Archives: ephemera

Post rock

National Museum of Norway infrared scans reveal author of hidden graffiti on Edvard Munch’s original painting of The Scream. See also X-radiography of paintings and the Radiography of cultural objects / original art from TWA calendars / axonometric rooms by … Continue reading

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Sky scrapings

‘The adidas ‘Future.Craft Strung’ designed by Kram/Weisshaar, a shoe-making robot that pioneers a 3D knitting technology enabling it to produce full shoe uppers on the spot.’ From Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street, coming soon at the Design Museum / 78s … Continue reading

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Ways of seeing

Nightingale, the journal of the Data Visualization Society / Get Offset, a channel about guitars and effects / Wirebird make beautiful guitars / ‘ambient post-rock’ by In Inertia / more music by First Dates / paintings by Stanley Bielen / … Continue reading

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Friday fumblings

Sisters With Transistors: Pioneers Of Electronic Music, a new documentary (via NPR). See also Electronic Music Experimentation in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (via Synthtopia). Sort of related, The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way), the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

Still no coherent thread / need more screens? Try the Aurora 7. Compare and contrast with Oriol Ferrer Mesià’s modern retro terminal (linked by b3ta / Tape Wizard, a film about Randall Taylor’s Amulets project, which explores the ‘artifacts and … Continue reading

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On the retreat

The 2020 Architecture Drawing Prize includes the epic 737 Max Tower, a project by Victor Hugo and Cheryl Lu Xu, as well as works by Marc Brousse and ‘Spatial Fictions‘ by Clement Luk Laurencio / a constantly refreshed collection of … Continue reading

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Out on the mud flats

Weekend perambulations / a drone tour of a century-old German U-Boat wreck on the Thames Estuary, via Historic Medway / more Kent: the tragedy of the Fireman’s Wedding / isolated drum tracks by Nick Mason / paintings by Fred Coppin … Continue reading

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Look closely

Old school sounds from the long lost Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element / even more old school, an appreciation of Swervedriver’s Raise from a driver’s perspective (as it was probably originally intended) / Folklore Generator (via BB) / creepy-named forum to change … Continue reading

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Sunday (socially distanced) strolling

The Museum of Curiosities in London / beautiful music by Train Conductor / a collection of pedalboards (a ‘tangle’ of pedalboards? A ‘hum’ of pedalboards?) / saving Coventry, which doesn’t know what it’s got / remodelling a 1970s council house … Continue reading

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Be kind, rewind

Happy Maps don’t have much of a role to play right now, but this project from Good City Life looks to create an ‘alternative cartography of a city weighted for human emotions’. Watch that space / Ranaldo-esque music by Rouse … Continue reading

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Unboxing

Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira Rolt makes miniature synthesizers / My Life is Pointless, art by Joan Cornella / the official guide to Camberwell, 1950s / Adobe Flash rides off into the sunset / epic post-rock from Sidus / Clunk Magazine, a … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Small snippets

This X Does Not Exist, aggregating machine learning’s contribution to stuff that ever so slightly just isn’t real. We like the automobiles / the Record Deal Simulator at Pitchfork (via tmn) / Gwen Sion creates experimental soundscapes / more music … Continue reading

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Byte dance

A short history of Flash & the forgotten Flash Website movement (via MeFi) / a review, nay, teardown of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War / ‘Why Is The Obscure B-Side “Harness Your Hopes” Pavement’s Top Song … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

Have rogue orcas really been attacking boats in the Atlantic?. Maybe it’s time to just get a gigayacht. Seems like as good a place as anywhere to link to The 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Exploding Whale, also mentioned at … Continue reading

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Which time tunnel did you come through?

MeFi on a roll: Doctor Who Theme Music, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum (e.g. Retro Spectrum Gaming) and London’s Viewing Corridors / NASA presents Sinister Sounds of the Solar System / the interviews of Leta Powell Drake, accidental Partridge / a … Continue reading

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No, over there!

More determined distractions. Buy anonymous artwork from a A Letter in Mind / atrocity exhibition, probably out of date already / if you’re lucky you’ll find a Tubman 20 / photographs by Thomas Jorion / retro sounds from High Score … Continue reading

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Look over there!

Mostly distractions today, starting with art and more collated by Csáki László, who also took these images of ‘Tincity‘, observing the ‘life of the inhabitants of an anachronistic microcommunity in a central district of Miskolc, a mid-sized city in Hungary’ … Continue reading

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