Our prankster pals from Austrian art/tech collective Monochrom
have released the first in a trilogy of adventure games. Downloadable for free under a Creative Commons License, Soviet Unterzoegersdorf features music from Negativland, Joerg Piringer, and others. It's available for Windows or Linux/BSD in Russian with English or German subtitles. From the game description:
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf») is the last
existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no diplomatic
relationship with the surrounding so-called «Republic of Austria» or with
the Fortress "European Union". The downfall of her motherland -- the Soviet
Union -- in the early 1990s had a particularly bad effect on the country’s
It is a great challenge to secure survival for the small but proud
confederation. External reactionary forces put the country in danger. It’s
a lack of respect due to a morally corrupted and perhaps even non-existing
unity of the peoples. The goal of a glorious future is almost unreachable.
But there are a handful of people who don’t give up on a vision for a
better tomorrow. Let us tell you the stories of the brave citizens in the
beautiful little country of Soviet Unterzoegersdorf.
It’s a story that will go into history.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
The Lytro Illum dares to be different, boasting even more robust features than its first generation predecessor and a sleek design reminiscent of professional DSLRs. What’s so cool about it? Most cameras capture the position of light rays, producing a statoc 2D image.
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