In this episode of the 8-Bit Guy, David does a video survey of 108 types of storage media that we modern humans have used to store information.
He divides the media into three categories: mechanical media, magnetic media, and optical media. He starts at the Edison Wax Cylinder and ends up at Bubble Memory.
This whole episode brought back fond memories of Bruce Sterling's dead Dead Media project.
There have been modern designs for portable Commodore 64s, and the official portable Commodore 64 you perhaps didn’t even know about, but none of them are as handsome as Cem Tezcan’s. The Adafruit Blog: As a part of my monthly product design practice, I decided to make an handheld Commodore 64 that uses “mini cassettes” […]
In the early 1980s, Susan Kare joined Apple Computer to design fonts and user interface graphics. A legend of pixel art, Kare created the look of the original Macintosh, from the Chicago typeface to the Trash Can to the Happy Mac icon. She’s currently creative director at Pinterest. David Kindy profiles Kare in Smithsonian: Pioneering […]
The 8bit Deck is a standard 52-card deck with pixelated artwork using the Pico-8 pallette. A few months ago, I began designing a few face cards for what, at the time, might have been an 8-Bit solitaire game or something similar. As the process continued, the idea of making these pixel art cards in to […]
Photography isn’t just about lighting and composition anymore, especially when you’re shooting with your smartphone. While a wealth of expertise can absolutely help you grab better images, sometimes it’s just about having a great light or an amazing smoothing gimbal to instantly elevate your Instagram pics and other social videos from meh to standout. To […]
As the summer surges forward, grilling and evenings in the backyard may be the only serious outdoor excursions many of us take this season. Yet even with all of our current problems, there’s one group who doesn’t care a bit about COVID-19 and will still look to make any trip you make outside into an […]
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]