Tag: tapes

Wow, these bring back so many memories. I grew up with these in my household. Each one held a bootlegged movie recorded from TV, or a copied version of a Blockbuster VHS movie, or some home videos. I never really thought of them as designed objects, but one look at them as a whole definitely […]

PBS Offbook looks at why we love analog mediums more than digital ones sometimes.

This is something I’ve never heard before. The FAA’s NORAD tapes have recording of air traffic control and various agencies trying to figure out what the hell is happening in the skies the morning of 9/11/2001.

An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this film called Shut Up Little Man documents the misadventures of two men, Eddie and Mitch, who recorded their drunk and arguing neighbors onto many, many cassette tapes and released them into the wild. If you ever wanted to know how the phrase “Shut up, little […]


Lawrence Harley Luckham used to work at Bell Labs in the 60′s and he took his camera to work one day to snap a few shots of the people he worked with. The pictures are very ordinary which makes them very interesting too!  But I think my favorite thing about these isn’t the early technology […]