Melbourne University have uploaded scans of every Melway street directory from 1966 to 1999:
Now someone needs to code up a browser to let you scroll back and forth through time in a page
A new book, and an exhibition at the V&A, explore the occult/esoteric connections of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books:
🚗 Click here to read about lovely Chinese electric cars: https://restofworld.org/2021/tesla-vs-tiny-cars/
"My name is Nergal and I am an artist from Poland. For over a decade I have been confronted with numerous attempts to permanently destroy my career on the basis that I have harmed 'religious feelings'. It sounds absurd and I can assure you, it is. [...] Their intent is to censor anyone who does not conform to the archaic religious laws of our country. The time has come for Polish artists to fight back - join us in the Ordo Blasfemia."
How dark money influences the Unicode Consortium’s decisions on new emoji; in particular, how Ford successfully pushed for a pickup truck emoji:
A NYT article on the exploitative conditions facing animators in Japan’s booming anime industry:
Anime in Japan, videogames everywhere, the caring professions in Brexitland; the rule seems to be that if there are people who want to work somewhere for a reason other than getting rich, it’d be a sin against shareholder value to not work them into poverty.
Random link from the archives: "Illuminatus! vs Atlas Shrugged" https://web.archive.org/web/20190801103403/http://jmrhiggs.blogspot.com/2012/05/illuminatus-vs-atlas-shrugged.html originally retrieved Thu Aug 1 10:34:03 EDT 2019
Surely Daft Punk missed a trick; given that nobody knows what they look like, they could have personally retired from day-to-day musicianship whilst franchising out the enterprise, licensing use of the name and trademarks (including helmets) conditionally upon adherence to a ring binder’s worth of guidelines on what Daft Punk is and isn’t.
Heavy metal legends and outspoken copyright maximalists Metallica played a concert on Twitch, only to find their audio replaced with royalty-free chiptune library music by an automated copyright filter:
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