I work so much better to upbeat punk music.
The retail chain now has more than 8,000 stores worldwide. What’s interesting to me is how long it took Walmart to reach the Northeast. It was almost 30 years before Walmart cracked the region, but once things got going, they really got going.
And as wild as this GIF is, it’s also sort of eerie. Take the label off, and this looks like the slow spread of an epidemic, as all of America becomes infected. Which, I suppose, isn’t so far off from the truth.
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It is not until we see it deconstructed (sometimes inadvertently) that we can really understand how incredible our everyday technology actually is. The fact that millions of people constantly download millions of files through this method and generally don’t see these sorts of errors is astonishing.
MAD MEN - Bittorrent Edition
Corrupted Bittorrent download of an episode of Mad Men creates sublime and hypnotic glitch art video - five minutes long. From Stunned:
Video comprising one episode of Madmen incompletely downloaded from the internet via bittorrent. The video has been linearly edited, no digital effects were used and all jump cuts and repeats are in the corrupted file.
The video captures an episode of the popular TV show in the act of being shared by thousands of users on bittorent. The video simultaneously acts as a visualisation of bittorrent traffic and the practice of filesharing and is an aesthetically beautiful by product of the bittorrent process as the pieces of the original file are rearranged and reconfigured into a new transitory in-between state.
It also avoids infringing the copyright of Madmen as it is incomplete.
Best watched fullscreen.
Gifford Doxsee, professor emeritus of history at Ohio University, was an American soldier, captured by German forces during The Battle of the Bulge, and held as a Prisoner of War alongside novelist Kurt Vonnegut in Dresden.