Monthly Archives: September 2012

Depart From Zero

Can code create a true mirror of the world? Written and performed by Steve Rushton with the visual aid of Ray & Charles Eames’ ‘A Communications Primer’ (1953). The notion of ‘feedback’ is all pervasive in contemporary culture — a technical and behavioral mechanism which today works in all levels of the media, from reality [...]

The Medium is the Massage

The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects is a book co-created by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore, and coördinated by Jerome Agel. It was published by Bantam books in 1967 and became a bestseller and a cult classic. The book itself is 160 pages in length and composed in [...]

The Diaeresis

The curse of the diaeresis.

The Semicolon

Semicolons; so tricky.

Unpacking My Library

I have made my most memorable purchases on trips, as a transient. Property and possession belong to the tactical sphere. Collectors are people with a tactical instinct; their experience teaches them that when they capture a strange city, the smallest antique shop can be a fortress, the most remote stationery store a key position. How [...]