The Muson Synthesizer, 1978

This may just be the coolest synth I've ever soon, the Muson Synthesizer is a rare mini organ with a built-in sequencer, created in 1978 by Mego Corp.

About the Muson Synthesizer, miniorgan.com says:

Kind of a ROLAND TB-303 but much cooler & cheaper – still cheaper… The coloured buttons can be used to change the melody and rhythm. Each color has a different tune. You can also change the speed and pitch of the sequence with 2 sliders. This was also released by Palitoy in the UK.


TFL 'Tour De France' Posters by M&C Saatchi

During last week's Tour De France I noticed these simple, clever posters on the tube driving awareness to the expected travel disruption. Beautifully illustrated and modernist inspired, a bold graphic statement shining through the visual clutter one sees on London's transport system. Added to my Transport and Travel Pinterest collection and no mistake.

Agency: M&C Saatchi
Creatives: Mark Goodwin, Grant Parker
Illustrator: Adrian Johnson

The Real World Web report | Living within the internet of things | PSFK

Another great report from PSFK...

"The Real World Web report in collaboration with iQ by intel identifies 10 trends and three major themes living within the internet of things that point to the role internet-enabled technologies will play in connected ecosystems of the future, and their effect on consumer behaviors and lifestyles. In our Community Net theme, we explore the growing network of individuals, sensors and wearable devices enabling the open exchange of real-time information streams while contributing to a shared pool of collective knowledge. With the Empathy Tech theme, we look at how technology is understanding a wider range of human needs and behaviors to provide relevant assistance and support at key moments. While the Conscious Planet theme considers how intelligent machines are able to respond to a range of situations with appropriate pre- determined actions without the need for human input, and even learn more sophisticated responses over time."


Disruption & Decentralisation: The Next Web Debrief 2014

Disruption, Decentralisation and a Debrief of the rest. A round up of the key themes from The Next Web, Amsterdam, May 2014 given as talks to Sky TV, UK. 

Includes Duolingo, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Digital Darwinism, Game changers today, Free is a lie, Post-Snowden Web and the Future of shopping.

Classic Citroën Playing Card Game

"SEXTET" game by MARCEL REIMER

One of the Citroën-internet pioneers, Marcel Reimer, started an internetgame in 1997 by sending some of these cards by e-mail to a number of internet Citroën freaks. They could earn more cards when you answered difficult cryptic questions, the answers could be found on Citroën pages all over the internet. You could also change cards with other participants. The first one to have all 36 published somewhere on the internet received a free meal. That was on a nice and happy night in a restaurant with a number of other participants. Source.