The other day on social media, I shared a newspaper article on the rising hobby of retrocomputing, or bringing old computers back to life. After 3D printing turns to micromanufacturing, retrocomputing will give rise to […]
My buddy in Japan asked me what was going on. This was my description — and why it matters. During the pandemic, a hedge fund called Melvin Capital was short-selling stock of video game retailer […]
He put his hands on the antique oak counter. “This is a book shop. Not a help desk.” He pointed to the sign high on the wall behind him: THIS IS NOT A LIBRARY “I’d […]
Besides his colossal wyrms, which positively bleed menace, Danish artist Jan Ditlev’s digital paintings are punctuated with dragonlike forms. His ocean-skimming sci-fi battleships look like dragon heads while the terrestrial and floating pyramids in his […]
In simple terms, the world has gotten big. Since I was a child in the early 1970s, the population of the planet has doubled. Imagine a “Shaft”-era earth, with all the chaos, all the strife, […]
The illustrations of Ignacio Bazan-Lazcano depict grungy hi-tech frontiers pitted with dust and danger. Sometimes post-apocalyptic, always remote, many of his works look like something out of Mad Max. His subjects are rebels and explorers […]
From the air, the planet looked like one continuous hilly park punctuated irregularly by immense tower complexes that reached into low orbit. The surface was almost entirely covered in a continuous manicured lawn that stretched […]
Iranian artist Reza Afshar creates stunning towers and dark fantasy scenes from pop culture and his own imagination. One could easily see these as book covers. Find more by the artist on his ArtStation page.
I grew up on Godzilla movies. Well, I grew up on a lot of TV, but those too. As a kid, I often didn’t understand them — some of the plots are pretty outrageous — […]
At this point, I seem unable to stop myself!