Category Archives: ephemera

Changing ways

The great British art quiz / Artbreeder, ‘simply keep selecting the most interesting image to discover totally new images. Infinitely new random ‘children’ are made from each image.’ / music by Spectral Gates / music by Conifold / The Sand … Continue reading

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Islands in the stream

A Short History of London by Simon Jenkins, reviewed at The London Society / Columbia and Pea Islands, the ultimate in self isolation about 6 miles from the Bronx / the story of the Thingstätte: ‘Between 1933 and 1936, so-called … Continue reading

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Walkthrough (1 of 1)

A homemade Russian Ark, Hermitage, a ‘one-take journey through Russia’s iconic Hermitage museum shot entirely on the iPhone 11 Pro‘ / The Architecture of Surveillance: The Panopticon Prison, photographs by Romain Veillon (via Architecture of Doom) / Wallpaper* magazine’s World … Continue reading

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It was down the back of the couch

Solar Pandas / fun little kids’ art project: A Space Between, making global connections through colour / sort of related, Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art / ‘It is only adults who ever feel threatened‘, … Continue reading

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Road trains and loud noises

For some reason, way back in 2013, we clipped this link about Melbourne’s East West Road Link back in 2013, a major infrastructure project that is still mired in controversy over cost, routes and delays. Road infrastructure projects are going … Continue reading

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Four wheel drift

A couple of things via Kottke: Spinnable 3D Models of the British Library’s 16th Century Globes and Weird Stock Photos, a place where Bosch-meets-Photoshop for the first time / did you assume that the screeching tyre sound on old American … Continue reading

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Land ahoy

All over the place today. On the link between C. S. Lewis and Trumpian Doublespeak at Better Living Through Beowulf / art by Dagoberto Rodríguez / yet another dramatic ‘barn find’ video, although this falls more into the category of … Continue reading

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Losing count already

‘Apple is now the largest watchmaker in the world by revenue, outselling the entire Swiss watch industry‘ / the Himalayas have reappeared on the horizon in northern India as pollution decreases / see also ‘It’s positively alpine!’: Disbelief in big … Continue reading

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Day something-or-other

Inadvertent time capsules. A computer shop, frozen in time (via MeFi) / a garage in Argentina containing ‘brand-new’ Italian cars from the 90s / ‘11 never-driven E34 BMW 5 Series revealed in Bulgarian “barn find”‘ / abandoned Toyota dealership, left … Continue reading

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Still here, just skipped a few days…

Soviet Space Dreams: Spreading Communism from the Moon / the estate of Peter Wyngarde (obituary and appreciation). Via b3ta / also via the B, The Ladybird Book of COVID-19 / photography by Gregor Sailer / a review of Taschen’s a … Continue reading

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Lost and found melodies (did we skip day 10?)

“This melody, which was played at some point on a real horn—well, maybe it was real; who knows?—has now passed through radio waves and magnetic tape and digital memory, into the mind of a brilliant arranger and back out into … Continue reading

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Day 9, not just a number

Photography by Adam Wiseman / design for the exhibition ‘Mushrooms: The Art, Design and Future of Fungi‘ / Crossing Africa and the Sahara by Truck (via MeFi) / it’s a small thing, but Prospect Cottage has has been saved. Dungeness … Continue reading

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A small chunk of playtime (day 8)

Bucharest Modernism, photographs by Bogdan Anghel (at FVF) / Announcing the launch of Wallpaper*’s DIY Poster Campaign / Waveform is a new free DAW / A collection of web browser toys / pedals from the Caroline Guitar Company / tales … Continue reading

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Part 7 already? That’s a whole week

Google cancels its infamous April Fools’ jokes this year. Will they ever come back? / Corona Virus Fuck, Figura Sonora by Marco Falossi, 2020 / Electric Pipe Dream, a tumblr / Paris lockdown leaves streets stuck in 1942 for abandoned … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 6 (of a multi-part series)

This coming July was due to host Small Press Day, an event that’ll now be postponed or cancelled until 2021. It sent us off to places like Dizzy Ink, which pointed us towards this Brief History of DIY and Small … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 5

Virtual realms to explore at Text Adventures, e.g. Zork / play the 30th anniversary edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / the Library of Congress’ John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive (via Open Culture and Coudal) / Sketchfab … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 4

Peckham on film / a couple of free albums from Nine Inch Nails / is this the Airbnb Apocalypse? / a different time in music, Secrets from the Canyon / RIP Michael Sorkin, architecture critic / Martin Molin and Wintergatan … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 3

Self Quarantine Adult Activity Book, courtesy of McSweeney’s / ‘Ready Steady Cook meets 28 Days Later’: Jack Monroe’s Lockdown Larder, cooking tips for the back of the cupboard (via MeFi) / The Comfort of Childhood Media During Lockdown / thank … Continue reading

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Things to do, part 2

The coronavirus pandemic is a game changer for mental health care / Guardian collection: a photo essay about Narco Submarines / Nick Cave in pictures / how we made Never Gonna Give You Up / MeFi CV gaming round-up / … Continue reading

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Things to do today

Some of the bright spots amongst all the gloom are the pointers to interesting content, old and new, that are springing up all around the web. Diversions and distractions they may be, but they’re also a nod back to the … Continue reading

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