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One Up! MoMA Acquires Its First Classic Video Games as Art
Hyperallergic has learned that through a quiet acquisition process undertaken over the past year led by architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art has brought 14 video games into its collection as a “new category” of artwork.

The acquisition includes Pac-Man and Tetris.
(more info via MoMA blog: Video Games: 14 in the Collection, for Starters)

hyperallergic:

One Up! MoMA Acquires Its First Classic Video Games as Art

Hyperallergic has learned that through a quiet acquisition process undertaken over the past year led by architecture and design curator Paola Antonelli, the Museum of Modern Art has brought 14 video games into its collection as a “new category” of artwork.

The acquisition includes Pac-Man and Tetris.

(more info via MoMA blog: Video Games: 14 in the Collection, for Starters)

iTypewriter
Longing for the nostalgic clickity clack sound of typing keys on a typewriter? The concept of the iTypewriter accessory by industrial designer Austin Yang, tries to mix the clunkiness and noise of a retro-style typewriter with the new technology and sleek design of Apple’s iPad tablet.
The designer explains the concept for the iTypewriter prototype in his own words:

“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology…People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback…User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.”
—Austin Yang, on the iTypewriter

(discovered via mashable, hear the slow typing via youtube)

iTypewriter

Longing for the nostalgic clickity clack sound of typing keys on a typewriter? The concept of the iTypewriter accessory by industrial designer Austin Yang, tries to mix the clunkiness and noise of a retro-style typewriter with the new technology and sleek design of Apple’s iPad tablet.

The designer explains the concept for the iTypewriter prototype in his own words:

“It is a typewriter for the ipad. Users can enjoy the old feeling of typing and also the lastest technology…People could be able to recollect old experience and memory by familiar appearance and haptic feedback. Instead of stroking on the screen with no feedback…User can experience the physical strength transfer from the keypad and the movement of each key.”

Austin Yang, on the iTypewriter

(discovered via mashable, hear the slow typing via youtube)

Sherman Hemsley (1938 – 2012), R.I.P.
“Sherman Hemsley, the bantamweight comic actor who portrayed the scrappy, nouveau riche George Jefferson on the hit CBS sitcom “The Jeffersons,” died on Tuesday at his home in El Paso. He was 74…” —obituary via The New York Times
The above vintage shot is of comedic characters George Jefferson and Archie Bunker on the 1970s television show “All in the Family.”
(photo via The New York Times, credited to CBS, via Photofest)

Sherman Hemsley (1938 – 2012), R.I.P.

“Sherman Hemsley, the bantamweight comic actor who portrayed the scrappy, nouveau riche George Jefferson on the hit CBS sitcom “The Jeffersons,” died on Tuesday at his home in El Paso. He was 74…” —obituary via The New York Times

The above vintage shot is of comedic characters George Jefferson and Archie Bunker on the 1970s television show “All in the Family.”

(photo via The New York Times, credited to CBS, via Photofest)

Half a Million Books

Gerda Babiedaite (student at Brighton University) made a short and sweet documentary about the history and longevity of Camilla’s Bookshop, sellers of second-hand & antiquarian books.

“…I found the place absolutely fascinating and wondered about who would own such a shop. It was heartening to see so many browsers in the place, especially at a time when new and second-hand books are easy and generally cheap to buy online and the number of e-readers is on the rise.  Although, it is sadly pointed out in the film that Camilla’s is the last of 5 second-hand bookshops that were in the town at one time…” —Gerda Babiedaite, A Fiction Habit

(first discovered via Tattered Cover)

Interactive Google Doodle remembering Art Clokey with Gumby characters
Google celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of Arthur “Art” Clokey with an adorable, animated, interactive Gumby themed Google Doodle logo design (including Pokey and friends).

October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey’s 90th  birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle.  Google’s home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay  doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding  with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new http://www.Gumby.com website—Gumby’s new home!
"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says  Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son and creator of Gumby’s new website. "Art’s  life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been  thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."
A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art’s clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors…” —press release about Google Doodle for Gumby’s creator and the launch of new Gumby World site for classic film clips, history, products, and biographical information

“G” and “J” Blockhead, “Square Thinkers” (Gumby’s nemeses)
Prickle without Goo (dragon of dinosaur?)
Pokey pony (best friend and sidekick)
Aside from honoring the birthday of the late Art Clokey, the new Google Doodle is a fun way to reintroduce the characters made of clay from the stop-motion animated television classic. There’s plenty to read and watch about innovation in animation with Gumby.com as the base—only wish there were larger, archival images and photographs. Below is one of the old video gems:


Art Clokey’s early Gumby action / Montage of Clips from 50′s Episodes

Interactive Google Doodle remembering Art Clokey with Gumby characters

Google celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of Arthur “Art” Clokey with an adorable, animated, interactive Gumby themed Google Doodle logo design (including Pokey and friends).

October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey’s 90th birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle. Google’s home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new http://www.Gumby.com website—Gumby’s new home!

"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son and creator of Gumby’s new website. "Art’s life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."

A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art’s clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors…” —press release about Google Doodle for Gumby’s creator and the launch of new Gumby World site for classic film clips, history, products, and biographical information

Blockhead G and J, Gumby Google Doodle
“G” and “J” Blockhead, “Square Thinkers” (Gumby’s nemeses)

prickle animated character in gumby themed google doodle
Prickle without Goo (dragon of dinosaur?)

Pokey pony in Art Clokey Gumby Google Doodle
Pokey pony (best friend and sidekick)

Aside from honoring the birthday of the late Art Clokey, the new Google Doodle is a fun way to reintroduce the characters made of clay from the stop-motion animated television classic. There’s plenty to read and watch about innovation in animation with Gumby.com as the base—only wish there were larger, archival images and photographs. Below is one of the old video gems:


Art Clokey’s early Gumby action / Montage of Clips from 50′s Episodes