Hey everyone. Breaking my usual cyberpunk posts again to plug my Podcast “TalkJams" (you can also find us on iTunes here).
Our latest episode can be listened to directly here: EPISODE 8!
We’re a weekly geek/pop culture podcast with a pseudo-fictional narrative attached to it. Not like a night vale** thing but more of a silly mythos that surrounds actual discussion. For instance, one host couldn’t make it this week so the “plot” in the intro is that he left us to become a hermit in the woods. It’s not a crutch/gimmick we lean on heavily but a silly framing device we have fun with. The core of the show are the real discussions that make up TalkJams. (**We’re not as talented or rad as night vale anyway, we just like being ridiculous.)
This week we discuss a lot of things like the death of Archie, Miss Marvel, the comic “Saga”, Marvel Movies, Kill La Kill, Game of Thrones, Smash Bros. and more. Listen to that very episode here.
If any of that is your jam, then give us a shot, we talk about these sort of things weekly and also cover other things like music and books too!
Online exhibition and documentary on the craft and decline of the neon sign industry in Hong Kong. As well as an online map which locates where any remaining signs would exist, there is a fascinating documentary short featuring craftsmen whose livelihood have been affected by the introduction of the LED light:
NEONSIGNS.HK is an interactive, online exhibition dedicated to exploring, mapping and documenting Hong Kong’s neon signs. The seventh in the Mobile M+ exhibition series, NEONSIGNS.HK invites the public to post images and stories of their favourite neon signs to its Neon Map, and to rediscover these compelling features of the city’s streetscapes from the perspectives of design and urbanism, visual art, cinema, literature and popular culture.
From 21 March to 30 June, 2014, the NEONSIGNS.HK website will be actively updated with new content, ranging from essays and slideshows to videos, specially-commissioned projects and news about offline tours, talks and workshops. M+ has begun acquiring, for its permanent collection, notable Hong Kong neon signs that are otherwise at risk of being lost. As such, the aim of NEONSIGNS.HK is to enhance the understanding of these fast-disappearing and under-researched fixtures of the city’s urban landscape, while eliciting the public’s help in identifying and contributing knowledge about the neon signs that remain.
The highly recommended short film can be found here
The project’s main webpage can be found here
On our podcast this week we have some tech difficulties so we have a short episode about how we play some video games differently to make new fun out of old games. We talk about different ways to approach TF2, Pokemon, Smash Bros., Perfect Dark and more.
Check it out by clicking here.
If you’re a gamer you might want to check this week’s short podcast out. Give us a listen and let us know what you think.
cyberpunk isn’t dead after all. oculus rift being bought out by a huge corporation with intend of integrating advertising and data collection goes to show that the VR future of the 80s is alive and well.
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