Dozens of new links, many from Imperica’s ‘web curios’ roundup.
Just as things had a big effect on me last
month, such is the discovery of
Imperica—particularly its ‘web curios’ posts,
which are MASSIVE link roundups like you’ve never seen before. These are
exhaustive and tremendously exciting. So, having now read back through the last
several months of Imperica, let’s look at the effect on href.cool…
Added to Bodies/Inanimate:
- Duracell on Instagram Blog 1m
Some artsy design firm is doing their best with brown-and-gold batteries.
(Via Imperica.) (Imperica has a finger on the
pulse of Instagram—there is some cool shit happening there.)
A new category, Bodies/Primitive:
- 507 Movements Page 1m
Illustrations of five-hundred-and-seven different mechanical pulleys, gears,
cogs combos. (Via Imperica.)
- Warp Door Blog 5m
Not much commentary—just the very indiest of games. Homemade stuff
everyday. (I’m REALLY getting into itch.io lately. It’s a “silo” type site
but is cultivating a nice place I think.)
- Eigengrau’s Generator Page 5m
Generates random encounters and random persons, complete with backstories and
in Twine, surprisingly.
- from here to there Blog 1h
See, a link like this is what makes the Alphanumerics category the best! I
doubt many will visit this topic, because it’s quite modest. But Ian Paul Wright’s
blog, lavish in its diagrams and munificent in its prose, is about as good as it
gets when it comes to Marxist blogs—fun theories crossing math with
philosophy. (Via h0p3.)
A new one for Real/Paced:
- my mechanics
Methodical videos of old machinery being oiled, cleaned and repainted. (Via
I’ve expanded the Web/Wiki page, by adding a note
on h0p3’s Wiki, listing the various wikis branching out from his family.
To Stories/Paneled, an obvious link I neglected to
- POKEY THE PENGUIN!! Page 1m
One of the first comics I remeber seeing on the Web—back in the 90’s.
Clearly made in MS Paint. Completing it is not a problem—there is a
that mashes unrelated frames together.
An obvious omission from Stories/Poems:
- "Ain’t Got No, I’ve Got Life"
Everything Nina Simone wrote just cuts right to the human that’s under our
fucking layers of shellac. (If you like this, I think you’ll also like the
first song off Tank & The Bangas’
on Tiny Desk Concerts. It’s those root lyrics like: I’ve got a mouth and
You are like a loop.)
Brilliant addition to Tapes/Classic:
- The K-Mart Tapes
A large collection of monthly cassettes: elevator music and hits that powered
the K-Mart speakers through the 80’s and 90’s. This could be in
as source material. (Via Imperica.)
AND OF COURSE (to Visuals/Zines):
- Nathalie Lawhead’s Electric Zine Maker (Beta)
Ok, THIS is what you need to make your own zine. This frantic, zany tool will
draw you into making a paper zine. If you don’t have an idea—you will.
Just crack it open and play. (By perennial favorite Nathalie
Lawhead—she’s a huge influence on EVERYTHING I do.)
Forgot this one in Web/Participate:
- Twine Page 5m
Build interactive stories visually. Truly one of the best ways to teach an
elementary-age child to write computer programs.
Also add a link to spoon.nagoya under the
Real/Person topic. And a link to
Neave.TV, alongside the unlisted YouTube video links.