Month: August 2001

blather.net
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This article by Blather's Dave Walsh first appeared in The Irish Times of Monday, August 27, 2001, as Doing Sterling Work Remember Morse Code and electric typewriters? Before that there were silent movies and wax cylinders. These are the things that fascinate author Bruce Sterling, whose 'Dead Media' movement believes we can learn from the past. He talks to Dave Walsh about 'martyred media' and environmentalism In the suburbs of Austin, Texas, there is an antique shop called Radio Ranch, piled high with unfathomable pale green and chrome kitchen appliances, mysterious Bakelite communication equipment, "old medical quackery devices" and strange quasi-industrial artworks. A few miles away, across the Austin sprawl, lives author Bruce Sterling. Sterling, along with Richard Kadrey, author of The Covert Culture Handbook, is one of the creators of the Dead Media Project, variously described as "a media book of the dead" or "a naturalist's field guide for...