jm + retro   11

Moonbase Alpha | Flickr
Lots and lots of shots of "Space: 1999" interiors. <3
space-1999  space  futurism  1970s  tv  retro  scifi 
13 days ago by jm
TeleGeography Submarine Cable Map 2015
Gorgeously-illustrated retro map of modern-day submarine cables. Prints available for $150 (via Conor Delaney)
via:conor-delaney  data  internet  maps  cables  world  telegeography  mapping  retro 
march 2016 by jm
PICO-8:
PICO-8 is a fantasy console for making, sharing and playing tiny games and other computer programs. When you turn it on, the machine greets you with a shell for typing in Lua commands and provides simple built-in tools for creating your own cartridges.


So cute! See also Voxatron, something similar for voxel-oriented 3D gaming
consoles  games  gaming  lua  coding  retro  2d  pico-8 
november 2015 by jm
Brand New Retro – The Book, November 2015
YESSSS. Joe and Brian have delivered -- going to be giving a lot of copies of this for xmas ;)
brand-new-retro  blogs  friends  retro  history  dublin  ireland  books  toget 
october 2015 by jm
KIDMOGRAPH-->
amazing 80's-VHS-feel animated GIFs from Gustavo Torres, a video artist from Argentina
anigifs  animated  gif  retro  cyberpunk  gustavo-torres  kidmograph  fx  video-art  via:mlkshk 
march 2014 by jm
The Edge Minecraft cover
This is brilliant. Half of the office now wants prints.

Massive congratulations to Edge magazine. The stellar publication has been around for 20 years! To celebrate, their 258th issue comes in 20 different flavours, and one of those flavours includes the earthly overtones of both Minecraft and Dungeons & Dragons. Junkboy drew it, and I [Owen] worded it a few weeks ago.
covers  images  edge  minecraft  gaming  funny  dungeons-and-dragons  retro  dnd 
august 2013 by jm
rendering pcm with simulated phosphor persistence
This is something readily applicable to display of sampled time-series metric data -- it really makes regular patterns visible (and is nicely retro to boot).
When PCM waveforms and similar function plots are displayed on screen, computational speed is often preferred over beauty and information content. For example, Audacity only draws the local maximum envelope amplitude and (what appears to be) RMS power when zoomed out, and when zoomed in, displays a very straightforward linear interpolation between samples.

Analogue oscilloscopes, on the other hand, do things differently. An electron beam scans a phosphor screen at a constant X velocity, lighting a dot everywhere it hits. The dot brightness is proportional to the time the electron beam was directed at it. Because the X speed of the beam is constant and the Y position is modulated by the waveform, brightness gives information about the local derivative of the function. Now how cool is that? It looks like an X-ray of the signal. We can see right away that the beep is roughly a square wave, because there's light on top and bottom of the oscillation envelope but mostly darkness in between. Minute changes in the harmonic content are also visible as interesting banding and ribbons.


(via an _amazing_ kragen post on ghetto electronics)
via:kragen  pcm  waveforms  oscilloscopes  analog  analogue  dataviz  time-series  waves  ui  phosphor  retro 
june 2013 by jm
Why the New Aesthetic isn’t about 8bit retro, the Robot Readable World, computer vision and pirates |
'The New Aesthetics, or at least the aspect I’m looking at, is inspired by computer vision. And computer vision is at the point now that computer graphics was at 30 years ago. The New Aesthetics isn’t concerned with retro 8bit graphics of the past, but the 8bit graphics designed for machines of the now.' -- ie, The Robot Readable World, etc. Great essay, and exciting stuff
art  design  new-aesthetic  retro  robotics  graphics  computer-vision 
april 2012 by jm
VT220 terminal hooked up to a 2010-era Mac Pro
with picture. WAAAAAANT despite the sheer massive impracticality of it. I still love VT*20 terminals....
unix  vt220  mac  terminal  dec  digital  retro 
august 2011 by jm
64yourself
Damn. my 2006 hack http://taint.org/c64ize/ reinvented, although with a lot more panache :(
c64  images  retro  commodore-64  commodore 
june 2011 by jm
ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME TRAVELERS on the Behance Network
'What would you do if you could travel back in time? Assassinate Marilyn Monroe? Go on a date with Hitler? Obviously. But here's what I'd do after that: grab all the modern technology I could find, take it to the late 70's, superficially redesign it all to blend in, start a consumer electronics company to unleash it upon the world, then sit back as I rake in billions, trillions, or even millions of dollars.' Beautifully done
ads  1970s  retro  technology  funny  via:fp  from delicious
june 2010 by jm

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