I'm a big fan of Simon Stålenhag (previously at BB) but found the screen production of Tales from the Loop more cold and distant than his disarming, monumental artwork. His own directorial debut, though, is full of warm magic: the video for Geronimo, a song from Duvchi's forthcoming album This Kind of Ocean [Amazon]. — Read the rest
The Labyrinth is a new narrative art book by Simon Stålenhag (previously at BB), the creator of Tales from the Loop. If his earlier work posed technology as an unsettling and alien presence in realistic settings, this new project takes a turn for outright menace. — Read the rest
Leo Corvaisier, an art student in Paris, created this 3D rendered "bio-modem" based on an illustration from Things From the Flood, an alternative future-history of Sweden published in 2016 by Simon Stålenhag (previously), which was turned into a crowdfunded RPG last year. — Read the rest
Simon Stålenhag's famous for his atmospheric paintings depicting alien technology lurking in the mists of Scandinavia. He's just put out an album of lo-fi ambient music, C:\Music\for\DOS, made with cheap vintage keyboards and legendary 1990s music-making app Impulse Tracker. — Read the rest
Koolburger sez, "Beautiful paintings by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag. Blending everyday life in Sweden in the 70's with neofuturist structures." These really are amazing, and have a strange air of plausibility that makes them into something like design fiction for a future that never was. — Read the rest
I feel like we're getting a good picture of what generative art (at least this kind of Midjourney nightmare) undermines when it comes to humans making a living. The stylistic mimicry is amazing, but the faux-surrealist incoherence is obvious and difficult to avoid even with clever, iterated prompts. — Read the rest
"They say that Russia is a technically backward country," writes birchpunk. "There are no roads, robotics do not develop, rockets do not fly, and mail goes too long. It's a bullshit."
Written and directed by: Sergey Vasiliev Acting: Sergei Chikhachev Olga Zhevakina
Is there a specific term for this genre? — Read the rest
Simon Stålenhag's (previously at Boing Boing) unnerving blend of social realism, misty landscapes and alien technology is coming to TV in the form of a series based on Tales from the Loop. [via The Verge]
Locus Magazine has published its annual Locus Award finalists, a shortlist of the best science fiction and fantasy of the past calendar year. I rely on this list to find the books I've overlooked (so. many. books.). This year's looks like a bumper crop.
r/megalophobia is a my new favorite subreddit, specializing in things that are very big and therefore very, very scary. Postings range from Lovecraftian monsters looming in the mist to zoom-out animations impressing upon the viewer the insignificance of Planet Earth and all human concerns. — Read the rest
OFFF Milan is known for putting together great promotional work for their annual digital design event, and this year's trailer sets a remarkable tone.
There's something so uncanny and futuristic about Falcon 9 landing that it triggers the part of our brains trained to be on the lookout for computer graphics. The overcast sky and haze of fog gives it a Simon Stålenhag vibe.
Here's this year's complete Boing Boing Gift Guide: more than a hundred great ideas for prezzies: technology, toys, books and more. Scroll down and buy things, mutants! Many of the items use Amazon Affiliate links that help us make ends meet at Boing Boing, the world's greatest neurozine. — Read the rest
When we got to rounding up our favorite books for our annual Gift Guide, we found that there were simply too many this time to throw in the Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukah/Yule/Solstice/Nonspecific Winter Celebration/New Year/Chalica hopper along with the tech and toys.
It's almost as if 2016 made the traditional way of learning more about our world — and of sharing dreams of other worlds — somehow more enticing. — Read the rest
Unfamiliar with sci-fi artist Simon Stålenhag, I was sucked into his eerie dystopian history the instant I cracked open Tales from the Loop. His hyper-real digital paintings depict beautiful Swedish country towns where snow falls in the winter and children play in nature. — Read the rest
Welcome to this year's Boing Boing Gift Guide, a piling-high of our most loved stuff from 2013 and beyond. There are books, gadgets, toys, music and much else besides: click the categories at the top to filter what you're most interested in—and offer your own suggestions and links!