Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Written on May, 14, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I listen to a lot of podcasts–some political, some nerdy, some covering science news. Radiotopia fills in the gaps and keeps me wondering. It’s a well-chosen set of seven short, offbeat podcasts that cover design, history, art, and other topics in widely divergent formats. My entry point was 99% Invisible, which I feel I must have written about before; it’s a terrific collection of stories about design in places or circumstances we don’t usually think have much relationship to design. You’ve likely heard of it already (if you haven;t you must check it out immediately), and the other Radiotopia podcasts I’ve listened to match it in quality.

I think Theory of Everything is probably my favorite of the bunch, combining legit interviews with fringe thinkers and odd, somewhat unsettling fake interviews to create a strong sense of not-quite-right-ness that takes me back to ’90s zine culture. Fugitive Waves is also a keeper, featuring hidden histories and untold stories.

What do you listen to these days?

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Written on May, 09, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

 

Not me.

This will eat your afternoon if you’re not tightly disciplined: Flickr: The Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 Pool.

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Written on May, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Huh, wow. My state’s AG is suing a company for failing to fulfill its Kickstarter project. I’m eager to see where this leads; it may actually have a positive chilling effect, causing those seeking funds to take greater care. If all goes well, we should see slightly fewer projects and slightly higher fulfillment rates. That’s good for everyone but fraudsters.

Undelivered Kickstarter project meets Washington’s wrath | Ars Technica.

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