for a show and tell kind of thing today I undusted http://www.publishorperish.pro/ which surprisingly still works! (had zero time for maintenance) and found some cool/weird zines being made in the last year
the rest is more or less like this
Jordan Eldredge posted on his blog the interview I did with him for Progetto Grafico. We talked about Webamp, his fully functional (!) HTML5+JS clone of Winamp for the browser and the cultural significance of Winamp skins. Check it out!
Dutch design school politics and memess
I interviewed wdka.techermemes, my favorite design school meme page. Here's a bit of the interview:
"Meet the landscape where it is and care for its health. Meaning, don’t cut the tree of popular aesthetics to put it in your desktop diorama of climate-controlled ennui. Leave it as is, where you found it. Or harvest it wisely, cutting the bark (as aesthetics is but the crust through which cultural lifeblood flows) only halfway round the trunk, in a broken ring. If you harvest tree bark by cutting a ring completely around the trunk’s wood core, you will kill the tree. Think of the visual culture that you harvest as leaving a wound that endangers the life of a host culture."
PhD thesis, PhD life, facing your demons
fav pic from the thesis: diagram of the Xerox DocuTech Production Publisher 135, c1990, the machine that gave rise to the POD industry.
Pretty proud of Other Worlds's new issue. Here, French designer Anaëlle Beignon tackles the notion of obsolescence, showing how it is not an "essential" feature of a device, but a relational quality involving societal and technical expectations. https://buttondown.email/otherworlds/archive/ow-2-design-for-obsolete-devices-by-anaelle/
this, but with the fedi
Illustration by Duane Bibby, showing the formation of a community of users around the typesetting program TeX (1984)
A fun and gratifying website by Bernadette Geiger to discover more of the womxn inventing the internet:
Welcome to post.lurk.org, an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.