Real Scenes: Tokyo, by Resident Advisor.
Did you know that in Tokyo clubbing is prohibited?
A tour of the ailing Tokyo clubbing & dance scene. Of all the places I’d never expect Tokyo to have such a deep cultural problem.
The Library of Babel — Jorge Luis Borges, by AlteredQualia.
A magnificent rendition of JLB’s work, actual link is here. Keep in mind this link requires a modern, WebGL capable browser. Move mouse around to scroll & move text, click to pause vertical scrolling.
The full, plain text work can also be found here.
The Immersive Fallacy, by Frank Lantz.
This also reminded me of Quantic’s song Infinite Regression where the following is described:
Here is the painting of a landscape. But the artist who painted it says, - Something is missing. What is it? It is I myself who was a part of the landscape I painted.’ So he mentally takes a step backward — or ‘regresses’ — and paints…
…a picture of the artist painting a picture of the landscape. And still something is missing. And that something is still his real self painting the second picture. So he ‘regresses’ further and paints a third…
…a picture of the artist painting a picture of the artist painting the landscape. And because something is still missing, he paints a fourth and fifth picture…
…until he has painted a picture of the artist painting a picture of the artist painting a picture of the artist painting a picture of the artist painting the landscape.
So infinite regression is the moment when our artist, having regressed to the point of infinity, himself becomes a part of the picture he has painted and is both the Observer and the observed.
Και τότε σκέφτηκα ότι δομούσα τη ζωή μέσα από μικροευκαιρίες, προβλέποντας μόνον μία ή δύο ώρες κάθε μέρα κι έπειτα, βλέποντας και κάνοντας, επειδή αισθανόμουν απολύτως ξένος στον κόσμο που ζούσα, επομένως μονίμως και πεισματικά αναρμόδιος.
Meet the architects of Tumblr’s cyberpunk renaissance.
A brief tour of the movement that has risen to realign cyberpunk’s vision with the new reality of The Future. Very interesting narrative of its origin and route interwoven with lots and lots (and lots) of useful name-dropping of central figures.
Coffee, like almost everything else these days, is a sport.
ACRONYM® Acronymjutsu [SS-14], by ACRONYM®.
ACRONYM® was founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh as an independent design agency with a focus on the unification of style and technology in apparel. Acronym has been instrumental in the emergence of a new generation of technical apparel products and users.