Ghost in the machine

Parts from the past, valve city, what happens when the cutting edge becomes memory lane? There is something definitely eerie about this electronics warehouse for discontinued lines of vintage components, redundant surveillance machines and obsolete technology. It reminds me in an oblique way of a vendor I visited in London’s Brick Lane markets in theContinue reading “Ghost in the machine”

There’s no business like show business

From the Guardian: “Chinese producers are attempting to transform Das Kapital from a hefty treatise on political economy into a popular stage show, complete with catchy tunes and nifty footwork. Whether Karl Marx would approve of his masterwork being served up as entertainment for China’s new bourgeoisie is a matter of speculation. But the directorContinue reading “There’s no business like show business”

Digital metaphors

Has anyone noticed that spam is sounding more like strange alien prose poetry these days? Here’s a cut up from some of the rubbish filtered out of my inbox. Gorgon touched reasonable distance, these his monster seemed far formidable talons serious side effects generic zoloft royal way have died lost his vision soul began tappingContinue reading “Digital metaphors”