Thank god, not many clubs I go to on a regular basis have installed retina scans or finger-print technology yet, but having been to all sorts of weird and wonderful nights around the country in a professional capacity, I can tell you – They Are Coming. Yes, soon, getting into anywhere bigger than a Yates’s Wine Bar is basically going to be like boarding Air Force One. This is problematic for a number of reasons. Firstly because it’s something that should be in an episode of Farscape and not a British nightclub. Secondly, because it creates massive queues. And thirdly, because it’s fucking disgusting. Just imagine getting refused entrance to a club because you just got caught screwing in a toilet at another place down the road. What about when police start telling clubs that they can’t let in anyone who’s got a previous drugs rap? It’ll be a right laugh.

A live performance from TM404 aka Andreas Tiliander.

"a lineup of blinking Roland boxes becomes simply mesmerizing. It is technically acid techno, yes, but here those rhythms rotate gently in hypnotic harmony"

It’s important to remember the Roland TB303 ”Bassline” was originally designed as an auto accompaniment machine for guitarists and it was never intended that it should make the squelches and bleeps of Acid House. To me this video is a great example of somebody abusing technology to create something beautiful and full of character.

More here (via Tom)

Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker, founder and director of the London-and-India-based design studio Superflux, which runs in partnership with Jon Ardern. The studio consistently produces inventive and critical work exploring the limits of emerging technologies and their implications on society and culture. In her lecture at Fabrica, she explores the vision of their studio as a new kind of design practice — one that is responsive to the unique challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Her (Spike Jonze 2013) - A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that’s designed to meet his every need.

"In the near future, no matter where you are, marketers, pollsters and infobots will be close at hand. Do you really need or want closer and more regular contact with these people? Think you have a choice?"
Adbusters' parody of AT&T’s “You Will” campaign (1995)

"In the near future, no matter where you are, marketers, pollsters and infobots will be close at hand. Do you really need or want closer and more regular contact with these people? Think you have a choice?"

Adbusters' parody of AT&T’s “You Will” campaign (1995)