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…Maps can tell stories?

The 21 Steps

The 21 Steps is interesting in that it’s “told by following the story as it unfolds across a map of the world”.

By using a Google Maps interface, you can follow the trail by clicking the link at the bottom of each bubble.

Is this the future of reading?

[The 21 Steps]

[Via: The Presurfer]

…Armed America shows you what gun owners look like?

Armed America

Armed America: Portraits of American Gun Owners in Their Homes “isn’t a book about guns. It’s a book about people”.

Kyle Cassidy traveled 15,000 miles over the course of two years to ask those featured just one question: Why do you own a gun?”

The goal was to humanize an issue as polarizing as gun ownership and gun control, and according to the reviews, Kyle succeeded.

[Armed America]

…SteamPunk Magazine just released their fourth issue?

SteamPunk MagazineSteamPunk Magazine puts the punk back into steampunk with issue four of their magazine.

Inside this issue are “steampunky stories and biographies, an interview with New Weird shakers Ann and Jeff VanderMeer and makers Donna Lynch and Steve Archer, DIY millinery, making a Jacob’s Ladder, learning to plate stuff with brass, and the straight dope on Victorian hallucinogens”.

It’s available to buy, but it’s also available as a free digital download so that you can see if SteamPunk is right for you.

[SteamPunk Magazine]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…It’s Things Thursday: Fuck This Book?

Fuck This Book

Fuck This Book is a collection of unaltered and untasteful images of “real public signs that have been mischievously altered by stickers bearing the most expressive of all four-letter words”.

What’s the message?

Thankfully, nothing: “This is not social commentary. There is no message. It’s not meant to offend, exploit, or embarrass anyone.”

Instead, it’s just meant to be a juvenile, profane, and timeless look at our lives in a world that has been persuasively transformed.

[Fuck This Website]

[Via: Uncrate]