infovore + christmas   6

The eeriest novel I know | 1843
A 'yes' to all of this; English Weird as a thing, and Christmas is the time of English Weird. TDIR begins on December 20th; time to read along.
weird  englishweird  thedarkisrising  susancooper  robertmacfarlane  christmas 
5 weeks ago by infovore
nils frahm xmas mix 2014 by Nils Frahm | Mixcloud
Nils Frahm makes a mix from his vinyl collection. It's just marvellous, and I'll definitely be listening a few times - not just at Christmas, either.
mixtape  mix  nilsfrahm  music  christmas 
december 2014 by infovore
A View from a Hill
Stewart Lee's dark, self-referential Christmas tale from this year, for the New Statesman.
stewartlee  fiction  christmas  wiltshire  from instapaper
january 2013 by infovore
Andy Huntington Interaction & Sound » Datadecs
"For Christmas 2009 the Really Interesting Group wanted to create a a gift comprising a series of 4 unique decorations based on each recipient’s use of the Flickr, Dopplr, Last.fm and Twitter. Having used a couple of the software APIs they were thinking about using (flickr and dopplr) and with experience of rapid prototyping we worked together to turn the data into something physical." Can't believe I haven't linked this already. Ours were wonderful; many thanks to RIG and Andy.
datadecs  data  christmas  design  rapidprototyping  rig  andyhuntingdon  awesome 
december 2009 by infovore
Chris's 1UP BlogEntry: How I Got My Sega Genesis: Remembering Christmas 1992
"I'm not sure if I have made it clear about how much I want a Sega Genesis for Christmas. I have developed a way that the gift of a Sega Genesis for me will not only benefit me with many hours of enjoyment, but it will also benefit you with many clean bathrooms, clean rooms, and meaningful hugs." Chris Baker finds the evidence of how (he thinks) he managed to get a Sega Genesis for Christmas in 1992. At least they'd stopped shipping Altered Beast with it by then.
games  sega  childhood  christmas  genesis  megadrive  parentalmanipulation 
december 2008 by infovore
One More Go: Ranarama - Offworld
"But in a game - or, at any rate, in the kind of game you used to get for Christmas - you’re literally the only person in the universe, and literally the only person with the power to fix things. No-one’s going to come and help, no-one’s going to come and tell you off or second-guess your choices: there’s just you and a world that will stay broken unless you fix it. What’s in the box isn’t a frog power fantasy - it’s a vibrant, momentary taster of the glorious pressure of being a grown-up." Margaret, being brilliant (again) on games, Christmas, childhood, and what it means to be meaningfully alone.
games  play  writing  childhood  ranarama  atarist  christmas  empowerment 
december 2008 by infovore

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