Category Archives: pop culture

Be kind, rewind

Make interesting books happen. The World Through the Eyes of Alexander von Humboldt, ‘beautiful illustrations from the greatest scientific traveller who ever lived’. A Kickstarter / Cain’s Jawbone – A Novel Problem at Unbound (via Tom Gauld), a reprint of … Continue reading

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Safe as houses

In the four years since the first Zombie Safe House competition back in 2010, the world has been in the throes of a zombie revival; countless games, TV shows, films and other cultural artefacts have conjured up a world where … Continue reading

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In the city

Cities and their functions, failings and quirks.Dan Hill on the perils and impracticalities of the predictive city, data mined into homogenity / an ultra compact Parisian apartment / London Reconnections assembles information about the capital’s transport systems, past, present and … Continue reading

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8-bit flyovers

Myrone created the soundtrack to forthcoming retro racer Drift Stage, channeling the work and moody presets of Vangelis, Harold Faltermeyer, Giorgio Moroder and Jan Hammer. Via Rock, Paper, Shotgun. See also the work of Kavinsky and the whole genre known … Continue reading

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Beats, bolts and blogs

Ken Butler’s Hybrid Visions: the guitar as art. Butler’s music on soundcloud. Works well with the spooky desert rock linked earlier / today’s music recommendation thread: heavy, fast instrumental music and the worst songs ever / ridiculous to the sublime, … Continue reading

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