time is a flat gadget
My Dad, Keeper of Retro Tech
"I am a junk collector."
The Plan Is There Is No Plan
Once upon a time, my work would’ve been called trend forecasting. But just like video killed the radio star, the feed killed the trend.
The Media Archaeologists Who Turn Defunct Tech into Art
A new exhibition makes art out of technological obsolescence.
The End of Paper Nautical Charts
A boat captain standing at the helm scrolling through his iPad just doesn't feel quite right.
Faded: Life On the Cusp of Obsolescence
As a civilization speeding headlong into uncharted terrains, we get our kicks staring out the window at all the outmoded stuff going out of focus in our collective rearview. We obsess over the newly obsolete, the antiques of recent history. We...
Why We Should Ship Our Electronic "Waste" to China and Africa
About ten years ago, a small non-governmental organization in Seattle took film of a primitive looking scrap operation in Guiyu, China.