In 1992, William Gibson released "Agrippa (A Book of the Dead)", a haunting poem about loss and memory that came on a floppy disc that erased itself as you played it. Here's a screen-capture of the Agrippa poem being read out inside a Mac classic emulator. There were other editions, even more esoteric, that you can read about on Wikipedia; as lovely a literary piece as this is, it was an even lovelier artifact.
A “Run” of William Gibson’s “Agrippa” Poem from a Copy of Original 1992 Agrippa Diskette,
Wikipedia on Agrippa
(via Beyond the Beyond)
Holy cow! This is one of the most complex, and amazing, 3D printed objects I’ve seen: Lion Force Voltron! Swedish designer Juri designed and printed this fabulous model of the first Voltron. The lions all merge to form Voltron, just like you remember! More photos, and the files so you can build it yourself (ha! […]
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