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The Littoral Space — Matter — Medium
"You have to want to live like this. You have to love the words more than anything. You’ve got to be okay with your skin getting weathered, and the damp getting into your bones, and that little thrill of fear that never, ever goes away as you stand on the shivering sand at the cold water’s edge."
warrenellis  writing  sea  water 
may 2015 by rodcorp
The Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club
"Taking a classic book for a long walk"
books  travel 
march 2015 by rodcorp
The Believer - Gold, Golden, Gilded, Glittering by Rachel Cohen
Via Slavin. Very good on art, money, art value, time, finance. Reminds me of TJ Clark on Olympia and Hannah Higgins's Grid Book, and I am jealous that I didn't write this (also glad I wrote my piece on spreadsheets and sand for Beeker before this was published.) Might we trace a (time) line of temporal art from Duccio, Muybridge, Duchamp, Beuys, Gordon, Marclay, etc?
art  finance  history  time  rachelcohen 
november 2012 by rodcorp
Real meals: America Deserta - Will Self
"The cream-painted and darkwood-floored rooms that once housed a telegraph office, luggage depot and dormitories now housed replicas of these. It was all beautifully done [...] Steinbeck, I felt certain, would’ve had something to say about this: we hadn’t avoided the Joads at all – they were out there in the noonday swelter, skulking from window to window, pressing their emaciated faces to the panes and looking in on this unreality… [more]
willself  reynerbanham  desert  books  sand 
november 2012 by rodcorp
A History of the Bar Code | Economic History Services
"Then, one day as he relaxed at the beach, he idly drew dots and dashes in the sand. As his fingers elongated the dashes he looked at the result and said, "Hey, I've got it.""
barcode  history  sand  beach 
june 2012 by rodcorp
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: sand in the vaseline
"Every utterance or movement could be met with a chorus of slavish obeyance by your white, brown and shiny goods. Badly designed hardware interfaces will be bullies – demanding their own room, with no interfering IR laser speckles and a stalkerish obsession, hanging on your every word. [...] Consumer electronics reviewers will have to become performance artists, and consumers alchemists, creating concoctions of brands and boxes that actually let them take control of their living, working and … [more]
chrisheathcote  antimega  design 
january 2012 by rodcorp
Social media, Police and Riots « Superintendent Mark Payne
"Rather than risk alienating millions of social media users by trying to turn it off (which I’m not sure is even possible) surely the way to address social media is to better understand it, and look at ways to use it to our benefit [...] I don’t think that there is now any question about whether or not police should use social media. Forces cannot just bury their head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist.  UK policing must become better, and integrate modern communications into their… [more]
police  riots  twitter  blackberry  mobile 
september 2011 by rodcorp
current work: Midway Message from the Gyre
"These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the North Pacific. The nesting babies are fed bellies-full of plastic by their parents, who soar out over the vast polluted ocean collecting what looks to them like food to bring back to their young."
art  sea  birds  ecology 
december 2009 by rodcorp
Brighton Tide (brightontide) on Twitter
Some very low tides on the beach last week, showing lots of sand.
brighton  sea  tide  twtitter 
september 2009 by rodcorp
Through The Sandglass: The man who figured out how deserts work
"saltation, the process by which flying sand grains land and kick yet more grains into the air" - what else works like this? (for the analogy library?)
wind  via:bldgblog  metaphor  geology  desert  analogylibrary 
january 2009 by rodcorp

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