Skip St. John
Well, look who has a blog.
My brother has claimed his own parcel of the web (MySpace don’t count, sorry Joey). I look forward to redirecting all our conversation with one another to comments and trackbacks between our sites.
(Clearly the blog title is an affectionate homage to me. Brotherly hagiography, if you will.)
Hi, I’m John Tolva!
Views From The Tank
- You wanna talk?
An animated record turntable routine by Drew Tetz, set to a 90BPM mix by Daedelus, featuring 25 original phenakistoscope cards.
"It seems fitting that in the cut-throat capital of capitalism, even the air is for sale."
What we lose when tactile interfaces disappear.
Dan Hill with more required reading. "Uber works for the individual – a car is always within range – precisely because it does not work for the city, as the streets are deliberately congested with drivers."
"Most players sacrificed individuals to save larger groups. Most players spared women over men. Dog-lovers will be happy to learn that dogs were more likely to be spared than cats. Human-lovers will be disturbed to learn that dogs were more likely to be spared than criminals."
One way to approach human-centric building and landscape design.
An oral history of a Chicago art form.
"The correct number of acceptable traffic deaths is zero."
"It’s especially notable that the Dutch use the same word, kraken, for hacking as well as squatting, suggesting a direct lineage between the city’s legacy of squatting in the ’60s and ’70s into the anarchist-leaning work that created the DDS in the ’90s."
"Unread books are imagined reading futures, not an indication of failure."