Entries Tagged as 'books'

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Page Me

John Waters’ agenda appears to finally be working. Books are suddenly cool (not that they ever weren’t, but, like pizza, books are very hot right now.) I first noticed it right before New Year’s eve, when this post by Austin Kleon was making the rounds: I read 70+ books this year, new personal record. Here's what I […]

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Objectionable

Our technology is turning us all into objects. And it doesn’t matter how you treat objects, does it?   I have been responsible for more selfies than most people. I didn’t take them. They’re not of me. But I launched an app which allows users to easily create mirrored images. So the leap from this: […]

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It…. And I Feel Fine

According to the Mayan calendar — as translated by new-age hippies I used to know, and depicted by Roland Emmerich — the year 2012 is alleged to herald the apocalypse. Perhaps this collective unconscious sense of mass destruction is what’s driving the popularity of turn-of-the-millennium musings about the end of the world. In June 2008, […]

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The Post-Empire’s New Shoes

On September 8,2011, Nike announced they would be releasing a limited number of pairs of a new product. As the shoe’s official site explains: In 1989, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield was asked to design a shoe for the second chapter in the Back to the Future series. He created the power-lacing, self-illuminating, Nike MAG. Riding […]

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Why You’re Wearing Feathers Right Now

Jocelyn Marsh wearing headdress by Tiffa Novoa. Image: Brion Topolski, 2005 Right now all across America there is a feather shortage. In April, The Billings Gazette reported: Jewelry-makers and hairstylists have been snatching up the premium chicken feathers used in standby trout-fly patterns, creating a sudden run on a market that’s ill-prepared for significant fluctuations […]