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Interview: Whatever Happened to Teletext? Daily Telegraph

Teletext is the subject of a new article by Tom Hoggins, writer of the Telegraph’s Retro Tech series. Charting the fate of ‘the Internet of its time’, this excellent write-up features interviews with the legendary Mr Biffo and not-so-legendary Illarterate bloke. (You know, him off this website.) Read the interview here. (Requires free registration)

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Interview: Teletext’s Creative Legacy, WePresent

Craig Oldham at WePresent has written an article on the Internet’s role in the development of teletext art post-analogue switchoff. Included is a gallery of artwork by myself and Steve Horsley, as well as some of my comments on how teletext art is a useful introduction to graphic design concepts. I suppose I just have…

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New article: Teletext Fest 2016 retrospective for Digitiser2000

Read it! Goujon John shall continue staring at you until you do so. Can’t be swayed by his piercing gaze? Then perhaps you’ll be interested in this little run-down of events at the first Text Fest in Cambridge earlier this month. It’s more of an extended diary entry than a review, but that didn’t stop…

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New interview: ‘Not a silent titan’ for Mistigris

Ever wanted to know about those messages I send to my mistress via teletext? Or how on earth you can get away with printing lime green text on a magenta background? Or what the pixel artists of teletext’s heyday are doing now? If you answered ‘no’ to all those questions, bear in mind I only…

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New article: Teletext at Republica Festival 2016

Whoever said teletext was a peculiarly British thing? Certainly not the enthusiastic fans I spoke to at Block Party Berlin earlier this month. Alright, I’ll admit it was I that suggested the medium is only ‘understood’ by people here in the UK. But I was wrong, for Europe has an even greater appetite, were that…