Lost in translation

A digital, typographic exploration of language and nonsense Starting in English with some of the finest classic literature, use online translators to move between languages eventually getting back to English. It is amazing what gets lost in translation. Click for full images…

Using Google to Check Spelling. Has the dictionary seen its best day?

I very rarely use a dictionary any more. I write at my computer (or other peoples computers) and I can’t remember the last time I used a computer that wasn’t connected to the Internet. If I don’t know how to spell something, I don’t look it up in a dictionary, I don’t even search for… Continue reading Using Google to Check Spelling. Has the dictionary seen its best day?

The Art of Imperfection – Circuit-bending and lomography

I’ve come across two things recently that have captured my imagination. Circuit-bending Lomography Circuit bending according to Wikipedia is: Circuit bending is the creative, DIY (Do It Yourself) short-circuiting of electronic devices such as low voltage, battery-powered guitar effects, children’s toys and small digital synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. Lomography according… Continue reading The Art of Imperfection – Circuit-bending and lomography

Last.fm is brilliant but today I saw something scary.

I’ve been listening to www.last.fm a lot recently. I’ve discovered some great new bands and spent many hours reminiscing over the tracks that got me energetically through my teenage years. If you don’t know it already, last.fm is bascially a social networking site that revolves around listening to and discovering new music. You should check… Continue reading Last.fm is brilliant but today I saw something scary.

Pinning an idea to a page

Ideas start in your head. Ideas are fluid, shape-shifting and often delicate things. If you nudge them the wrong way they can be lost forever. If you leave them in your head, they will grow, shrink, distort, morph and transform. Sometimes they will develop and evolve, sometimes they will get cloudy, sometimes they will shrink and whither.

When you document an idea, you pin-down (or pen down) that shape-shifting form. Every word that you write, takes a corner or strand of the idea and…