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Apr 04

William Gibson on "Atemporality"

Apr 03

'We took this with Russia's new 3D surveillance camera. Pussy Riot's Yekaterina was happy to pose' by Broomberg and Chanarin

'We took this with Russia's new 3D surveillance camera. Pussy Riot's Yekaterina was happy to pose' by Broomberg and Chanarin

Mar 31

A Little-Known Story about a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer’s Arrival in Art: New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961-1973

A Little-Known Story about a Movement, a Magazine, and the Computer’s Arrival in Art: New Tendencies and Bit International, 1961-1973

Dexter Sinister:

Watch Wysocan 0.5HzTime is like that - both point AND duration. This is how it can bend and warp. A week, a second, a season: all are specific and discrete, but none are the same. The present can be cut to any number of lengths, from a single vibration of a cesium atom to the display cycle of a digital watch.
Discover the Dexter Sinister Watch Wysocan 0.5 Hz. This reverse-engineered Casio digital timepiece has a tiny computer inside, which has been reprogrammed to slowly render the current time from left to right across its liquid crystal display, completing 1 cycle every 2 seconds. Reading this watch requires more attention than usual.The seven segments of each digit are lit one by one across its display, and this speed may be adjusted until you and your watch are in tune. Watch Wysocan 0.5 Hz was adjusted by Dexter Sinister and produced by Halmos, New York (US).

Dexter Sinister:

Watch Wysocan 0.5Hz
Time is like that - both point AND duration. This is how it can bend and warp. A week, a second, a season: all are specific and discrete, but none are the same. The present can be cut to any number of lengths, from a single vibration of a cesium atom to the display cycle of a digital watch.

Discover the Dexter Sinister Watch Wysocan 0.5 Hz. This reverse-engineered Casio digital timepiece has a tiny computer inside, which has been reprogrammed to slowly render the current time from left to right across its liquid crystal display, completing 1 cycle every 2 seconds. Reading this watch requires more attention than usual.

The seven segments of each digit are lit one by one across its display, and this speed may be adjusted until you and your watch are in tune. Watch Wysocan 0.5 Hz was adjusted by Dexter Sinister and produced by Halmos, New York (US).

Radical Software -

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Pretotyping is the art and science of faking it before making it -

Mar 29

BLDGBLOG: Where The Alps Are A 3D-Printed Landscape Made From Artificial Snow -

Vivian Maier Photographer | Official website of Vivian Maier | Vivian Maier Portfolios, Prints, Exhibitions, Books and documentary film -

“Swatch chief executive officer Nick Hayek confirmed the watchmaker has talked to several companies about their wearable products, but he is not interested in forging a partnership with any group. Hayek says his reluctance to work with Apple and similar companies comes from his desire to protect Swatch’s advancements in ergonomic design, longevity and battery life, but he also has been critical of the iWatch, proclaiming publicly the smartwatch won’t be “the next revolution” for Apple. […] Jean-Claude Biver, president of Watches and Jewelry at LVMH, claims Apple unsuccessfully tried to poach employees from his Hublot brand as well as from other manufacturers who make precision parts for these luxury watches.” — Swiss Watchmakers Rebuff Apple’s Partnership and Hiring Advances