Month: September 2015

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An Interview with Rachel Simone Weil

Mirror 80


I create new 1980s-era NES games from scratch using authentic methods, from assembly language programming to cartridge manufacture. For me, it’s not so much a love-letter to my childhood but rather a push to better challenge the quality and breadth of our video game and software histories. I usually include glitches in my games and visual art, partially because I think the software glitch serves as a metaphor for that idea of disrupting nostalgia, of getting something you weren’t expecting or failing to get what you were promised.

Georgia Ranney runs Kinderhook Farm, follow her on Instagram.

everybody, everybody

In more psychedelic moments, you could start seeing it like William Burroughs’s “undifferentiated tissue”, individuals and groups splurging together into…

Mike Essl, via Instagram

on doing a heck of a job

As the media scrutiny increased, I faced another problem—chain of command. FEMA was part of the alphabet soup of agencies folded into the new Department of Homeland Security under Secretary Tom Ridge. But under the Stafford Act, which created FEMA and governed federal responses to disasters, FEMA’s director is to act “on behalf of the President of the United States.”

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Interview with designer Jens Kutílek


on FF Hertz

I never had a formal type design education. I studied graphic design and had an interest in type design, but at my university there were only general typography courses. Yet I was intrigued by the mysteries of letter forms. For example, why did fonts like Stempel™ printed from my computer never look as good as they did in older books?

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Close at Hand

Diana Kimball

wearable technology, pre-digital

The girdle book has the advantage that it can be read without being detached from the belt, as it hangs upside down in its normal state; when swung up to be read, however, the text faces in the correct direction. After reading, it could just be dropped and was again at hand the next time it was needed making it especially convenient for monks, priests, and clerics who traveled through the countryside for church services in monasteries and convents.

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