“Would you rather go see the latest Star Wars movie, or a giant card catalog?” NYT on the Mundaneum, the cardboard internet noted here a few months ago.
Entries from June 2008
June 24th, 2008 · Comments Off
June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off
Guess my so-called friends were outbid: that first telephone book sold for $170,500. I would have “settled” for the ENIGMA machine which went for $104,500.
June 15th, 2008 · Comments Off
Long-exposure photographs of St. Petersburg turn the bustle of urban crowds into beautiful shoggoths of human smoke.
June 12th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Garfield without words was inspired. Garfield without Garfield was, I thought, kinda gilding that lily. But Garfield plus Garfield is the winner.
June 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Another swell interactive graphic from the people who did the box office one, this time showing demographic margins for Clinton and Obama.
June 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Tyler Cowen and his readers discuss survival tips in case you are unexpectedly stranded in the year 1000 AD. Would it surprise you to learn that I think about this all the time?
June 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments
Is John Hodgman the last observer of Gilded Age telephone etiquette? I WOULD NOT PUT IT PAST HIM.
June 9th, 2008 · Comments Off
Because I get all my history of technology from Vanity Fair. (No, actually, it’s not half bad.)
June 6th, 2008 · Comments Off
“Give me an underground laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a girl in a diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee…” A blog of stills from old monster movies.
June 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments
Write up and reflection on THATCamp 2008, an excellent “unconference” on digital technology and the humanities.