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Ian Rogers spoke to me with reverent awe about watching a linked group of mainframes trade elegant moves in a way that an angel might play chess, if we could sit an angel in front of a chessboard. His recollection was that these computers had been retired soon after and were put to work running Dubai’s metro system or something.

tags : cyberpunk as fuck 

Sep
16th
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DAVID BOWIE, BRIAN ENO AND TONY VISCONTI RECORD ‘WARSZAWA’

Eno: [Oblique Strategies] says, “Do like a made-up language that sounds kind of Italian.” Can you do that, David?

Bowie: Well, I can certainly have a try!

(Previously, previously.)

(Source: youtube.com)

Sep
5th
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Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones in the studio

"The rumour there was some extra audio data in the sidebands of this video proved, to our horror, to be true! ..We couldn’t make sense of Quincy’s drunken ramblings though..”

Previously.

Aug
27th
2014
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noPhone

A technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact.

With a thin, light and completely wireless design, the noPhone acts as a surrogate to any smart mobile device, enabling you to always have a rectangle of smooth, cold plastic to clutch without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment. Never again experience the unsettling feeling of flesh on flesh when closing your hand.

The noPhone simulates the exact weight and dimensions of your most beloved gadget in order to alleviate any feelings of inadequacy generated by the absence of a real smartphone.

noPhone.

Aug
13th
2014
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machinery:

This was an idea I tweeted yesterday, and a few hours later I made it into a real shirt.

It’s been suggested that I make the design with something other than the states of the Midwest, but it’s hard to think of what that would be, as I am so proud of my regional heritage’s values.

In retrospect, I think “Never Express Needs” might be a stronger close. The way it is now requires just a little too much effort to work out.

accurate

Aug
11th
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(Source: glenbaxter)

Aug
7th
2014
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tags : making music 

Aug
6th
2014
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fuck all haters

(Source: maxistentialist)

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theannextm:

Questlove’s Celebrity Stories: Bjork

she broke my heart in 94.

i was her biggest fan and flipped out when i met her.

meanwhile malik roll up and she starts gushing over him and all he says is….

(days later looking for her number)

damn i lost that oriental bitches number….

tags : bjork 

Jul
30th
2014
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gunshowcomic:

video games are indded Art

(Source: gunshowcomic.com, via machinery)

tags : arting  : super mario world 

Jul
29th
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You Are Not Late

…here is the other thing the greybeards in 2044 will tell you: Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an entrepreneur in 2014? It was a wide-open frontier! You could pick almost any category X and add some AI to it, put it on the cloud. Few devices had more than one or two sensors in them, unlike the hundreds now. Expectations and barriers were low. It was easy to be the first. And then they would sigh, “Oh, if only we realized how possible everything was back then!”
- Medium

Jul
27th
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fushnchups:

Garden snail glow-paint dance party! 

Corni aspersum are marked with LED lights and UV paint to help researchers track their movements. This is the humble garden snail who munches your lettuce throughout the temperate parts of the world, and is eaten itself as escargot. It turns out that they have a great homing and roaming instinct (bad news for your seedlings).

Time-lapse photography revealed that snails move faster and further than most imagine, reaching speeds of 1 metre an hour and able to cover 10 metres a night. In wet weather, they form convoys, sliding along the slime trails of preceding snails.

source: newscientist

tags : arting 

Jul
25th
2014
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wwwtxt:

Who are you to stifle somebody’s creativity, should they desire to express it in the form of a bot? ☯93MAR

tags : arting 

Jul
21st
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byobae:

Edvard Munch , Norwegian 1863 - 1944 ( from the Big Gods 1902 )

bes’ frenz

(Source: dionyssos, via waterwhatever)

Jul
9th
2014
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(Source: celljawns)

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