“March 20, 2021 UPDATE: Mineshaft #40, with beautiful Front & Back Cover art & design by R. Crumb, is at the printer & coming this Spring, 2021!!! PLUS new work by Robert Crumb, Sophie Crumb, Drew Friedman, Laure Boin, Bill Griffith, Christoph Mueller, Mary Fleener, Max Clotfelter, Robert Armstrong, Denis Kitchen, Rika Deryckere, Aleksandar Zograf, John Porcellino, a GIANT Letters section, Mineshaft Index (#31-40) & More! Mineshaft #39 is HERE! Featuring out-of-this-world front cover art by Christoph Mueller & back cover art by Robert Crumb! Many MINESHAFT back issues will be sold out soon…
Mineshaft Magazine is the closest thing I’ve seen to a 1960s style underground comics magazine that is still being published.
“The Spinner* is a service that enables you to subconsciously influence a specific person, by controlling the content on the websites he or she usually visits.
The targeted person gets repetitively exposed to hundreds of items which are placed and disguised as editorial content.–https://www.thespinner.net/
What makes this creepy as all get-out is that when we think of people using this kind of tool to manipulate the people in their lives, we intuitively understand that this is a tool for sociopaths and psychopaths. When you start thinking about this hard enough, what is the difference between The Spinner and using Google and Facebook to do the same thing for a demographic? There isn’t one. We only call it advertising when it is a group since it isn’t personal. I’m kind of taking it personal.
“I make viral art, companies, and delightfully weird events.”—DanielleBaskin.com
My kind of weird. I think my favorite is the stained glass airplane window decal, but there are a number of interesting ideas on her site.
This is a really interesting discussion of how one man created a business using a subscription model combined with discounts for the finished work for subscribers. There’s much to think about in this discussion. If this is of any interest to you, I’d read the whole thing and the previous year’s as well. He talks about what it takes, how much it costs, the tools he uses, and provides a whole lot of other detail that might provide some food for thought.
“Our mission is to help build a better world, by design. We’re delivering on that mission by making it easy and efficient way to build custom, high-quality, sustainable homes.–https://www.plantprefab.com/
I saw a mention of this and thought it was really interesting. Prefabricated homes but build for passive heating, water reclamation, etc. I wanted to bookmark it, so I’ll remember it when it comes up again.