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Links 22/07/14

The Concrete Tangle

On London, the underground and the cross section of a city. This is why I love the tube.

Being A Better Online Reader

There’s something to this I think. I find that I retain more information when reading the dead tree version of a book.

'The Terminator' At 30: An Oral History

Ready to feel old again?

The secret of Minecraft

On Mojang’s masterpiece and child-like wonder.

aleskot:

Shots fired, shade thrown
From Secret Avengers #5, drawn by Mike Walsh, colored by Matt Wilson, written by…me.

Preach.

aleskot:

Shots fired, shade thrown

From Secret Avengers #5, drawn by Mike Walsh, colored by Matt Wilson, written by…me.

Preach.

Where Hov’ and Yeezy differ from Hobbes seems to be in there idea of where morality came from and how everyone got out of the state of nature (or, the wild). So, while Hov’ and Yeezy agree with Hobbes about the condition of life in a world without morality, they differ in how we escaped those conditions.
- No Church in The State of Nature by Joseph Len Miller
Cronenberg’s characters are consistent with Haraway’s theory of the cyborg: not the half-robot with the shifty laser eye, but you and me. In the film, the goal is never to remove the videodrome signal that is augmenting the body, but to reprogram it. To direct it. As Haraway famously wrote, “I’d rather be a cyborg than a goddess.” “Natural” was never a real option anyways.

Links 15/07/14

Do You Know What Your Children Are? Mutants As Queer Pariahs [Mutant & Proud Part II]

Second part in a three part series of essays. Worth reading.

The men, monsters, and troubled waters of Jaws

Sublime commentary and roundtable discussion on one of my favourite movies of all time.

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?

Second Life, Geocities and MUD’s.

50 most underrated films of all time

Any list that includes Session 9 and Perfect Blue is alright by me.

In Top Gun, the world belongs to the winners

More movie discussion over at The Dissolve. This time the braggadocio of Top Gun.

The reality show

"Schizophrenics used to see demons and spirits. Now they talk about actors and hidden cameras – and make a lot of sense."

75 Years Of Batman’s Cowl by Salvador Anguiano

Via io9

75 Years Of Batman’s Cowl by Salvador Anguiano

Via io9

ivoryathena:

Badass women from history

  1. Leather clad English rocker girl
  2. Women boxing on a roof in LA (1933)
  3. Ellen O’Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s
  4. Elspeth Beard, first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle
rahzzah:


Sigourney Weaver in her high school yearbook

*heart flutters*

rahzzah:

Sigourney Weaver in her high school yearbook

*heart flutters*