Archive for August, 2008

Anathem

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

<klaxon noise!> There’s a new Neil Stephenson novel out next month: Anathem. Wired has a slightly too long feature. Snip: Set on a planet called Arbe (pronounced “arb”), Anathem documents a civilization split between two cultures: an indulgent Saecular general population (hooked on casinos, shopping in megastores, trashing the environment—sound familiar?) and the super-educated cohort […]

Robots

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

I have to tell you: today whilst freestyling our way through Richard Scarrys Best Storybook Ever (“Ruby, what can you see?”), Roo pointed at the cute little android on the page and said “Robot!”. I’m not sure where she picked it up from; certainly not from me. But my circuits were glowing with pride. That’ll […]

Reformat the Planet

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

For one week only, the chiptune documentary Reformat the Planet is available in its entirety at Pitchfork. Terrific, nostalgic stuff. More info here.

Friends’ sites

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Time to respond to some link requests and spread the robotperson Google butter. Here are some sites by friends of mine that you might find interesting: Stefan Hull, sometime journalist, gamer, gambler, and now Brighton Racecourse silverback has started blogging at theoccasional. Always quality. Graphic design for print and digital: Raj Pancholi at R27 creativelab […]

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Friday, August 1st, 2008

Mouth has gone dry… Eleven the game: foosball for the 21st century design crowd Annie Sci-fi geeks photographed in their homes. The Klingons on the sofa are crying out for a caption. Something mundane like “when’s the pizza ready?”, or “have you seen my Bath’lith?”. I think I recognise the AT-AT driver. ABC buttons. Some […]