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9 September 2012

Writing

  1. Manufactured normalcy

    On people who are disappointed by the present, saying it’s not futuristic enough, and who can’t imagine a future.

Links

  1. Tait Technologies: Moving Images at Olympic Stadium

    About the seat pixel things in the Olympic Stadium. Stunning, and they work so much better than I would have imagined. (via @knolleary)

  2. 1906 Earthquake Blended with Today | Shawn Clover

    Lovely merging of photos of San Francisco from 1906 and today. (via New Aesthetic)

Tweets

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Aaaand… you're back in the room!

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    @schulze I was just thinking of all the angry Barbican residents inevitably complaining about the firework noise…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Ahh, yes, Thames Festival fireworks, 10.30 to 10.45 or so apparently. (Thanks @jwheare)

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    Don't understand. Fireworks went off in real world when Coe was talking on TV. Now more real world fireworks while adverts are on TV.

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    I see now that the odd 2° on Coe's lectern at the opening was part of the map design, which should have been hidden by the missing agito.

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    @Zoonie @katylindemann Apparently it wasn't filmed by the Olympic Broadcast whatsit.

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    @katylindemann Yeah they were really going for the montage gold medal! All the tears.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Rhianna! No Coldplay! Music has never felt so (comparatively) vital and alive!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I want to see the running again. Can we go back to the running bit? And the jumping and stuff? What was wrong with that?

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    Rhianna had to kill Annie Lennox to get on that boat.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I love TV adverts.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @alruii Not just on special occasions?

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    @tomstuart Thank you for tweeting. Your tweet is important to us.

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    @moleitau Legacy. Coldplay playing across the nation for ever. From every speaker, every pair of headphones, non-stop.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I realise Coldplay are hugely popular and I'm happy some people will love it, but… the sheer blandness exhausts and mystifies me.

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    knolleary’s avatar

    @philgyford @antimega stadium pixels: livedesignonline.com/news/tait_olym…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @knolleary @antimega Thanks, good stuff.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @iamdanw Just checking.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @antimega Yeah, and those pixels *are* brilliant. Do we know who planned/designed them?

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    @antimega Imagine all the football chants they could illustrate!

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    @simonth I'm sure they're lovely!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    If ‘Stomp’ ruled the world.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Art cars, flamethrowers, poi, safari hat, el-wire… It’s so Burning Man. Although the performers do look a bit more po-faced.

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    @chrislunch @mildlydiverting I wish I could take full credit, but it’s the name of a club night.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Is this continuing the story of Britain from the Olympic opening on into the future, and this is the post-apocalyptic ‘The Road’ scenario?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Someone’s got lost on the way to Burning Man.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Generative Enolympics.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    You know, that ambient electronic music, distant voices, occasional cheering and clapping, occasional national anthems, more music…

  • philgyford’s avatar

    Listening to the C4 stream of Paralympics with no action. Can we have a permanent O/Paralympic ambient soundscape for when it’s all over?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    18 months ago I estimated I could clear my “books to read” shelf by now. However, upon examination it appears to have defied my instruction!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    We're starting a new year! How about an evening class? eg floodlight.co.uk citylit.ac.uk arts.ac.uk/courses/shortc… Always be learning.

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    Tending my online garden. Almost wishing I just had an online window box. Sometimes it’s as if Miss Havisham had a website.

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    @jar0n Yes, the test will cover the entire syllabus!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @jar0n I’ll be testing you later!

  • Liked tweets

  • hugorifkind’s avatar

    First fortnight: Olympics. Second fortnight: Paralympics. Third fortnight: Coldplay.

  • L2012PoolCam’s avatar

    Hello? Is there anyone out there? Anyone..? :(

  • smithsocksimon’s avatar

    Shopping in Brighton, a guide by @CliveAndrews