Can Analogitivity Be Taught?

Is Manual Labor a For-Credit Subject?

So, a friend has a miniature academy called MindSpot, where Philadelphians (or those who can get to Philadelphia) learn about: Pencils, Scriptwriting, better iPhone photography and many other skills in one-session  evening classes.

Have decided to offer Introduction to Analog Living, in which I will gather a series of “obsolete” items in one room and explain how they all could more or less make your life better if they were part of it again.

Tentative list:

Rolodex 500

Sony TC-D5 pro cassette deck

My First Sony Cassette Box

Olivetti Lettera 32

Olympia SM 9

Olympia SG-1

Nikon F4

Olympus XA

Lamy Safari Fountain Pen

Filofax Luxe, Personal

Polaroid SX-70

We will run through the operation of all these companions, without the aid of wi-fi or high-speed connections, then consider where and how to reintroduce said devices into every day life, and what to expect when they bump up against the virtual world.

While most typospherians may not need this sort of re-refresher course, you may know someone who would enjoy a survey-style experience; pass it along if you like.

Here’s a link, since there’s not enough time to send me an SASE, heh!

http://mindspotphilly.com/classes/reintroduction-to-analog-better-living-through-obsolete-technology/

In other news — yes, there will be a Third Annual TYPE-IN in Philadelphia, early December–date/location TBA.

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Filed under Olivetti Valentine, Olympia SM9, public typewriting, Type-IN

6 responses to “Can Analogitivity Be Taught?

  1. Go McGet! I sincerely hope you get some takers for this – $20 is a bargain. You might even get some new folks into the Typosphere!

  2. Go McGet! I sincerely hope you get some take-up for this. $20 is a bargain and you might even get some new members for the Typosphere.

  3. This will interest you — although the site hasn’t been udpated recently and I’m not sure the conference is still on.

    http://www.analogueconference.co.uk

  4. This sounds great! I love the idea, and I really hope to make it to your next type in.

  5. I’ll be at the Type-In for sure this year as well.

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