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Affectionate Tumblr • Obsessive stuff: NEC PC Engine (Jap)
"Aside the proportions and general ‘80s cuteness, I get obsessed with the PC Engine’s moulded details. Such fine relief work doesn’t seem to appear on modern consumer electronics; it’s all transfers, printing or stickers these days. I personally think really good relief moulding is something of a lost art so it’s nice that the PC Engine has a surprisingly large amount of such details." Which Tony goes on to describe and photograph at length. Lovely post about a beautiful little piece of hardware - but which Tony loves for its stains, scorching, and dust.
patina  dust  stains  plastic  games  injectionmoulding  pcengine 
may 2013 by infovore
Shoot Hip or Die – The New Inquiry
"...nothing really gets older online; the only aging of things here comes from the erosive force of changing human sensibilities. The black of that North Face jacket looks just as black, but the point of wearing it has faded a little. Here there is only the appearance of getting older because everything else has gotten much newer. The pixels do not outwardly become worn. They are like grains of sand. If one is destroyed, it’s too small for us to know it’s been annihilated. And there is so much sand."
photography  media  decay  patina  from instapaper
january 2013 by infovore
Leaving Your Mark | Offbeat Earth
"70 year-old Buddhist monk Hua Chi has been praying in the same spot at his temple in Tongren, China for over 20 years. His footprints, which are up to 1.2 inches deep in some areas, are the result of performing his prayers up to 3000 times a day. Now that he is 70, he says that he has greatly reduced his quantity of prayers to 1,000 times each day."
patina  wood  wearing  buddhism  prayer  repetition 
april 2009 by infovore
Pulse Laser: The Utility of the Unfinished
"How finished an artefact is is an important indicator of its relationship to the world: not just an indication of where it is in its lifecycle, but also one that explains how it should be understood, and that opens a dialogue between the observer and the artefact." Me, on Pulse Laser, talking about unfinished states as conversation tools, amongst other things.
design  writing  wear  schulzeandwebb  dialogue  conversation  patina  unfinished 
march 2009 by infovore
YouTube - Chairlift "Evident Utensil" OFFICIAL ISSUED VISUALS!! WATCH IN HD!!!
Music video actively exploiting compression artefacts. The transitions are striking; the reaction to something looking this supposedly broken is peculiarly visceral. Digital patina.
music  video  compression  degradation  wearandtear  patina 
february 2009 by infovore

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