'Ignore sat-nav' sign (by rowanC82)
A council has put up a sign warning lorry drivers to ignore their satellite navigation systems after faulty sat-nav directions caused traffic chaos in Wales. Vale of Glamorgan Council in South Wales is the first in the UK to use visual signs warning drivers not to believe sat-nav advice after once peaceful villages were reduced to bedlam when heavy-goods lorries got stuck in tiny country lanes. Now a sign aimed largely at foreign drivers has been put up on the outskirts of the village of St Hilary. “The proliferation of satellite navigation aids used in heavy goods vehicles, and their over-reliance, especially by overseas drivers, has presented itself as a problem within the Vale of Glamorgan,” a spokesman for the council’s highways department said.
'Ignore sat-nav' sign posted to protect village - Telegraph
Pocket Printer, ZUtA Labs Ltd. (2014)
Print machines now-a-days are essentially a printhead running left and right on a moving piece of paper. We asked ourselves, why not get rid of the entire device, just put the printhead on a set of small wheels and let it run across a piece of paper. By doing so, we allow the printer to really be as little as possible.
The Internet Spread, Constant Dullaart (2011)
old medium / new medium, the internet as an open book
"The present day system of power - that has replaced the old patronising authority - is a new kind of limitation. It treats human beings themselves as very simple machines. Instead of telling them what to do, as the old power used to, the new system increasingly uses computers to read data about what human beings want or feel. And then fulfils those needs."
Transcribing the Manifesto of the Communist Party, Parasitic Ventures Press (2014)
The 1888 English edition of The Manifesto of the Communist Party, as written by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels and translated into English by Samuel Moore.
This version has been transcribed by the staff of Parasitic Ventures Press in March of 2014 using Time Based Text, a java-script application which records the performance time of written texts. See http://tbt.dyne.org/ for more information on TBT.
"In the last post, I proposed that 21st Century “photography” has come to encompass so many different kinds of technologies, imaging apparatuses, and practices that the kinds of things we easily recognize as photography (cameras, film, prints, etc.) now actually constitute an exception to the rule. I proposed a much broader definition – seeing machines. The point of having such an expanded definition is to help us notice and recognize the myriad ways in which imaging systems (including traditional cameras), and the images they produce, are both ubiquitous, and actively sculpting the world in ways that were unimaginable just a few decades ago. Moreover, I proposed that classical photo theory is of little use, and may indeed actually hinder, a broad understating of contemporary imaging systems."
"The objectivity of the text is an illusion, and moreover, a dangerous illusion, because it is so physically convincing. The illusion is one of self-sufficiency and completeness. A line of print or a page or a book is so obviously there—it can be handled, photographed, or put away—that it seems to be the sole repository of whatever value and meaning we associate with it."
“Literature in the reader: Affective stylistics”
, Stanley Fish (1980)
(Source: worldcat.org, via p-dpa)