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Our Comrade The Electron - Webstock Conference Talk
"Today I want to talk about these moments when the future falls in our laps, with no warning or consideration about whether we're ready to confront it." This is a great, great talk from Maciej, on the histories of technology, and how culture interferes with work, and how 20th century history complicated most things it touched. Also: the rant in the middle is good. I think this might be my favourite Maciej talk I've read or seen.
maciej  talks  technology  communism  electronics  surveillance  coldwar 
february 2014 by infovore
Decades later, a Cold War secret is revealed
"The film was shot back through the earth's atmosphere in buckets that parachuted over the Pacific Ocean, where C-130 Air Force planes snagged them with grappling hooks." You cannot make this stuff up. Hexagon sounds phenomenal.
coldwar  hexagon  spysatellites  america  surveillance  espionage 
december 2011 by infovore
Dubious Quality: Fallout 3
"So when I play Fallout 3, and I think this is probably true for most people who are over forty, some part of me is always wondering if this is what it really would have been like. Not in terms of enemies, but in the way that humans banded together into small groups to create enough order to survive." Bill Harris on a perspective on Fallout 3 that I'll never have.
fallout3  games  billharris  coldwar  apocalypse  postapocalyptic  survival 
december 2008 by infovore

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