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imping, a zine for john pittman

This zine is made of photographs taken at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in September 2014. It was created as a gift for (falconer and all around extraordinary person) John Pittman as a physical edition of one. Though posted online, no DIY digital copy was – or will be – distributed.

Restore [Return] Shift


The Trope Tank, Professor Nick Montfort’s lab at MIT, is unequivocally one of my favorite places in the world. I fell in love with it almost immediately upon first entering the doors a few years ago, and I’ve become more enamored with each visit. The 43 pages of this zine barely do justice to the objects stored within the space, and they only give a tiny glimpse of the fascinating work that occurs within the Tank’s walls.

This zine is the second of a series of photographic portraits of games preservation archives; the first was Left Cartridge about the Learning Games Initiative in Tucson, Arizona. The series is part of a larger documentary project that will present in-depth portraits of each archive, display a pan-archive view, and manifest in a different form.

As with No Loitering, the unnamed.pdf zines, Left Cartridge, and stabilized and sealed, download and view Restore [Return] Shift on screen (3MB) or download, print (duplex or organize pages back-to-back, use the screen version as your guide), and bind your own (11MB). The DIY file is sized to print on 8.5×11″ paper. Please note that the .pdf typically looks better downloaded and viewed on your device rather than through Dropbox on a browser; also (for DIY printing) choose Actual Size rather than Fit to Page for your print option, or the gutters and margins will misalign.

stabilized and sealed


Once a year, the White Sands Missile Range opens its gates to allow visitors to step foot on to Ground Zero of the Trinity atomic bomb test location. On April 5, 2014, friends and I travelled to experience the site for ourselves. I spent the whole time staring at the visitors—trying to figure out who they were, why they were there, what they felt they needed to do, and what that might mean about both us as people and the site itself. The result is stabilized and sealed, a portrait of the experience of the place.

As with No Loitering, the unnamed.pdf zines, and Left Cartridge, download and view stabilized and sealed on screen (6MB) or download, print (duplex or organize pages back-to-back, use the screen version as your guide), and bind your own (22MB). The DIY file is sized to print on 8.5×11″ paper. Please note that the .pdf typically looks better downloaded and viewed on your device rather than through Dropbox on a browser; also (for DIY printing) choose Actual Size rather than Fit to Page for your print option, or the gutters and margins will misalign.