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William Gibson’s poem played from a 3½-inch diskette on a 1992-era Mac computer running the System 7 operating system. When the diskette ran, the text of the poem scrolled up the screen (accompanied by infrequent sound effects—a camera shutter click, a gun going off—while an encryption program on the diskette encoded each line and made the poem “disappear” after its first reading. A one time only text.

On December 9, 2008, the sixteenth anniversary of the original “Transmission” event debuting Agrippa, there was an emulated run of the poem based on a bit-level copy of an original diskette loaned by collector Allan Chasanoff.

It has always interested me how data can be played back when the original recording / decoding [playback] machines no longer function



All rather frightening given this was the prediction 9 years ago already and that certain world leaders have torn up global climate change agreements, preferring short term goals.

after humans

Fascinating series. Amazing how short the estimates are for the survival of modern man’s enterprises.


It struck me that this kind of image [though only 50 ish years ago] now seems quite strange. The lack of yellow lines, the narrowness, the brickiness, the iron railings?


A Wrinkle in Time

This illustration for Don Dellio’s Point Omega minds me of Ray Bradbury’s The Veldt wallscreen/virtual reality room. A walk-in movie made real?

The anti-movie. The single camera position. The expressionless actor. The shot extended to its ultimate limit in time. David sees this as “part dream, part fiction, part movies,” which also sounds like a prophetic summing up of the novel Point Omega.

GEOFF DYER Sunday Book Review: New York Times

What will happen from next year with Big Ben being out for repair? A Darren Almond flip-clock projection onto the side of Elizabeth Tower? A booming recording of the earliest striking/chiming?


Apocalypse of thought.

In Viktor Shklovsky’s 1916 essay, “Art as Technique,” he states that art’s aim “is to make objects ‘unfamiliar,’ to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception.” Through difficulty, through impeded progress (rather than through predictability and velocity), art offers us a return to apprehension and thought.


The less there was to see, the harder he looked, the more he saw. This was the point. To see what’s here, finally to look and to know you’re looking, to feel time passing, to be alive to what is happening in the smallest registers of motion.

Point Omega Don DeLillo re: Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho



The front cover of the French version of Here by Richard McQuire. Just like a Hopper painting it seems full of potential, intrigue and threat?

Future By Design



Spandeau and Lenin what a great juxtaposition.

king of the universe

Wizard bloke. Some people should be made king of the universe, Mr Lydon is one of them. Shame his message has never been really understood?

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Running the entire tube network to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK and War Child


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A curated glimpse into a world of infinite beauty and creativity.

The Woodring Monitor

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Jacket Mechanical

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Discovering London

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