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Operating Manual to Space Ship Earth

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By James Hancock in Video on Wednesday 11 June 2014

I love Buckminster Fuller’s ‘Operating Manual to Space Ship Earth. Fuller is not technically an architect but I really dig his overarching way of thinking about things. There seems to be a groundswell of popular interest in this way of thinking about philosophy/design/politics/urban planning that is super exciting. Maybe it’s got something to do with […]

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Pen-ee Half Frame camera

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By James Hancock in New Products on Wednesday 26 October 2011

I recently picked up a PEN-EE 1/2 frame camera on Ebay and have enjoyed getting back into film. Because it gets 72 shots to a roll of 36, it almost feels like you can casually take photos like a digital camera but it’s film, so it looks amazing and random stuff happens. I LOVE THAT.

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Rod and Gun Club: a private social club in Brooklyn

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By James Hancock in Cool Travel on Wednesday 26 October 2011

Wandering aimlessly around Williamsburg the other night I stumbled across a garage that had been converted into a mini-venue. A classic Brooklyn makeshift space. A heavy wooded table was strewn with roasted peanuts and cheap beer and whisky. People were loose to the Blue Grass band. A slice of mountain Hicksville in an industrial street […]

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Documentary on NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham

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By James Hancock in New Film on Saturday 11 June 2011

I just saw the documentary on Bill Cunningham, a big influence of mine. His complete devotion to his craft at the cost of an entire life is astounding, moving, and sweet. Such a monkish soul in the midst of the most fickle industry around. It’s amazing to see someone who works at photographing every hour […]

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