Come to Singapore! The Sights (And Branding) Are Lovely | WIRED – it feels very Monocle-esque in terms of editorial style. Come to Singpore! is very different to the Conde Naste Traveller type editorial. Singapore is aiming at developing a start-up culture so targetingWired (US) readers make a good deal of sense. More Singapore related posts here.
William Gibson on the decline of cyberspace. It is fascinating in terms of how Gibson’s inspiration involved. He was reacting against genres that he didn’t want to write as much as ideas he wanted to convey.
Interesting to see Renault going back to Alpine’s sports roots with the Vision sports coupe. Similar formula to the 1960s cars, a light, small car, a rear-mid engine placement with a highly tuned small capacity engine. Performance is viewed much more holistically with an equal focus on handling and breaking.
I am a sucker for well done manufacturing and process films. The first one up is from Tesla, highlighting robots working in a manufacturing cell on their X model vehicle
The second is a German Army film from 1970 showing the manufacture of a Heckler & Koch G3 assault rifle. It is really interesting for its use of early computer numerical controlled machines including at least one multi-tool cell.