Retro-Modern pt4: USB Typewriter

Though I’ve written about this ongoing mini-trend several times before, I just don’t tire of seeing the creative ways people are combining their favorite bits of nostalgia with the newest technology. Many of these great retro-modern creations seem to center on the iPhone and iPad rather than other modern devices. The sleek surface, virtually unfettered […]

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More Retro-Modern: the iPad Video Arcade

The new Apple iPad. The high design, high-function, drool-inducing device that some say is the future of portable computing… is also an old-school video arcade game console? ThinkGeek, purveyor of cool gadgets for the geek-set, seemingly joined the retro-modern trend with its spot-on and ingenious iPad Arcade Cabinet. Sadly, for many, it turned out to be […]

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Technology, toast and Twitter

The hybridization and cross-pollination of artistic expression, technology and social media has created some incredible works, products and marketing. Examples of amazing work like Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin’s “Listening Post” (one of my favorite installations of all time) and  “Vectorial Elevation” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer illustrate some of the range of possibility on the purely artistic […]

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