Revisions and reworkings

The BBC’s Domesday Reloaded Project began back in 1986 and is only now slipping onto the web (via MeFi, which also points to the project’s troubled laser-disc based genesis). We wonder how many other archival projects there are out there that simply stalled due to lack of funds and technology at the time they were created and are crying out for a simple, straightforward re-birth online. Another recent MeFi post on an archive of Vintage Photographs of Moscow, 1909 serves to illustrate just how much material there must be, trapped on analogue material in attics and trunks around the world. It would be a worthy project, offering to scan and collate personal historical archives, something any museum should swiftly initiate.


Socks Studio, an architecture website. We especially liked the Euthanasia Coaster, a proposal somewhat in the spirit of Chris Burden: ‘Celebrating the limits of the human body, this ‘kinetic sculpture’ is in fact the ultimate roller coaster: John Allen, former president of the famed Philadelphia Toboggan Company, once said that “the ultimate roller coaster is built when you send out twenty-four people and they all come back dead. This could be done, you know.” ‘


Centre commercial, 1999-2000, photographs by Josef Schulz / Breakfast in the Ruins, film and more / i heart gum, a weblog. Music starts automatically / it also kicks in without asking at Voleur de Secrets. In both cases it’s not really an imposition / 1/125, a photography blog / frogmanning, a tumblr / illlustration by Hanna Terese Nilsson / Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi, Revised Edition, logo evolution not quite as static as first thought shock.


Paintings by Alex Kanevsky, with a fascinating progress of paints page; click through to see how the forms evolve / Bunker 599 + 603, a project by Rietveld Landscape / Go Faster – The Graphic Design of Racing Cars. There’s also a video (via Sub-Studio blog) / Blah, Blah, Blog, a weblog / Penkiln Burn, a website by Bill Drummond.


An excerpt from Autogeddon, by Heathcote Williams / art and photography at Perfume / The Space Trap, a Lego rollercoaster / Paris’s Hi-Matic Hotel. Like living in IKEA / Aerotropolis vs Motopia / Fuck Yeah Cartography!, a tumblr.

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