ISSUE 1.18

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Scary, Beautiful New World

Reinterpreted cities, 1984 in 2017, 3d printing glitches, food delivery robots, tractor DRM hacking (seriously), and more.

[creators.vice.com]

Brave New Britain? One Architecture Student Reimagined the UK's Spectacular Future

Just an article full of gorgeous, busy, chaotic, unreal renderings of a potential future. Worth a click and a scroll.
[theverge.com]

US Senate votes to let internet providers share your web browsing history without permission

If you're in the US, time to get a VPN. Heck, even if you're not in the US, this might affect you since all the data in the world goes through our pipes at some point. This could still get struck down in the House, but boy is this awful news.
[bostonmagazine.com]

3D-Printed Roosters on the Greenway Keep Malfunctioning But It’s Beautiful

Just some gorgeous roosters getting corrupted on their way to corporeal reality. More pictures inside.
Other Variations, Zach Scott (more GIFs inside)
Thanks to Zach Scott for sending in his great GIF work. As he mentions in his email: "My online work involves randomized endless surreal websites (doonaldjtrump.com and conferencecall.biz are two of my best known ones) and GIFs. Lots and lots of GIFs." Check out the rest of his site for more of his GIF work, especially his Selected GIFs page.
[theatlantic.com]

How Aristotle Created the Computer

An interesting historical dive into the foundations of science, mathematics, and logic from classic times as it relates to computing.
[motherboard.vice.com]

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware

"To avoid the draconian locks that John Deere puts on the tractors they buy, farmers throughout America's heartland have started hacking their equipment with firmware that's cracked in Eastern Europe and traded on invite-only, paid online forums." You don't necessarily think of farmers as being in the anti-DRM cracker movement, but hypercorporatism will lead you down strange paths. Thanks to Benjamin Summerton for the forward!
[creators.vice.com]

5 Artists Reimagine '1984' for 2017

Some nice, heavy-handed, cyberpunk-y takes on the themes in 1984 designed for 2017.
[nytimes.com]

Alone in the Wild for a Year, TV Contestants Learn Their Show Was Canceled

OK this is a short one but I think it's sad, hilarious, and a little cyberpunk that people lived in the wild for a year only to find out that their show was never running. (The network says that it'll be back on later.)