Here are some snapshots I took over the weekend of the ROBOCHRIST robotic arts performance at the Coachella Music and Arts festival way the hell out in the Southern California desert. The robotophilia 12-step recovery program I started last week was going so well -- but then someone kidnapped me, threw me in a car, and drove me out to Indio on Sunday to watch Christian Ristow and his crew set up, then blow up, one of the most spectacular machine art shows I've ever seen. At this rate, I may never kick the bad 'bot habit.
Never been to Coachella? It's sort of like BurningMan, but with better music, more port-a-potties, somewhat less nudity, about as many E'd-out hula-hooping-and-flame-dancing love children, and half the dust and wind. Five stages with tons of bands and DJs, and art/tech/performance stuff scattered throughout the landscape. Link to part one (Robochrist show preparation), Link to part two (the performance explodes at night). I'll try to add better descriptions later, but wanted to share these with you now. Discuss
Maria Farrell admits that comparing smartphones to abusive men (they try to keep you from friends and family, they make it hard to study or go to work, they constantly follow you and check up on you) might seem to trivialize domestic partner violence, but, as she points out, feminists have long been pointing out […]
Trump wants to roll back regulations that promote low-power light bulbs, even though at this point the industry has moved on and isn’t likely to do much in the way of modernizing incandescents. His interest is, as always, deeply personal: he thinks LED lights make him look orange. “The light bulb,” the president began. “People […]
The wonderful folks at Paleotronic (previously) have rounded up scans of articles from 1980s-era computer magazines that advised new computer users on navigating the burgeoning world of dial-up BBSes.
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On the one hand, nostalgia is “a corruption of the historical impulse,” according to William Gibson. On the other hand, “Super Mario Bros.” will never not be cool. Luckily, there’s a way to satisfy that retro gaming while still keeping an eye on the future: The GameShell Kit. This thing is simultaneously the last handheld […]
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