If you're under 60, you weren't promised flying cars but Blade Runner. So retro-futurism is now "a grim-cyberpunk dystopia".
Interesting. In 30 years there'll be a short story collection that will define a new genre and it will include a story called "The Gibson Continuum". The one where the narrator starts hallucinating shattered buildings with Banksy murals overlaying their spotless, post-scarcity reality.
9 mixes that make up several hours worth of Grant's DJ selections some of which are his own productions.
It's ALL good. So-ooooh good.
Fidget & Gurn
It's 2am. Molly and her friends keep treading on your toes as they push past you on the sticky floor.
Blue Bass Shoes
Arches blackness. Foot shuffle. Bass wind. T-shirt rattle. Lights. Cloakroom. iPod. Automatic. Home.
Wrap me up in cotton wool. A few more hours and I'll be asleep.
Lonely headphones in a comfortable armchair. No rush, no fuss.
A mix for a typical Sat night out. Can you put music to each time period?
Drama Llama Diva
Pre-loading before the night out. So much emotion, so little time.
If cocktail bars played decent music for the 1st martini at 7:30pm, this would be it.
Living in the Happy House
Getting in the groove, in the happy place, with the happy smile.
Snap, Crackle & Pop
Break down, Build, Drop, Repeat. Stabbing the eardrums with icicles of compressed mid-range attack. Are we having fun yet?
IDC used to do analyses of things like growth in total information and total information storage. In 2011, information (whatever that meant, in bytes) was doubling in <1 year. Information storage (disk and tape) was doubling in about 18 months. I haven't seen figures like that for a while now so I'm not sure what that would mean now.
Note: Information was growing faster than ever, but storage was growing slower. So forgetting was also growing exponentially.
I was trying to find the name of that Brazilian artist that Bruce Sterling mentioned in the 2011 State of the World discussion on The Well. The one that does anthropophagic Syncretism linked to the Tropicalia and Abravanista movements.
Her name's Cibelle Cavalli
In the process I re-discovered a whole bunch of obsessions I had then about exponentials and retromania. 6 years on, I think they need another airing.
25 years since Black Wednesday and the UK crashing out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.
Realistic critique of the paper
You know that paper that appeared this week, that said climate change was happening slower than we thought, and so we had more time to stay below 1.5C
Massive, massive, troll. And unbelievably successful as a troll because the world's MSM, all the deniers, all the AGW concerned people, bought into it and amplified it. We all swallowed it, hook, line and sinker.
And the timing. Just as USA/Trump are rejecting Paris.
IMHO, of course,
Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations has been getting a lot of air time lately. And watching her performances, I keep wondering. Does the USA, Trump and the Republicans have an endless supply of spokespeople with no shame who can spout obvious falsehoods with no visible trace of self awareness?
Bruce Sterling's All Purpose Security Comment.
Needs an additional "data is a liability".
http://brucesterling.tumblr.com/post/165504633703/all-purpose-computer-security-comment-2017 https://mastodon.cloud/media/EIt3n6NcSxn-FajNJXo https://mastodon.cloud/media/mt5z8oy2bNP3I3FMUSE https://mastodon.cloud/media/EfPm_CAIcLEB0_o1Rng
I'm wondering why I often like the bands/producers/DJs who do the 9-10pm through to 1.30am slots but not the 1am-4am slots. Sometimes it comes good again in the chill out, wind down area as the sun comes up.
Maybe I'm just like my father, too old. Maybe I'm just not doing enough drugs to really enjoy BANGING TECHNO at 3am. Maybe I want a bit more complexity and randomness than yet another 808 kick and snare pattern with a 303 bass line and a big drop after the breakdown.