Collectors of vintage technology are still making headlines around the world. For example, Mr. L. M. Lakshmanan of Chettinad Vintage Gallery in Pillaiyarpatti, Tirupattur Taluk in Sivaganga district in India: although his main collections are vintage automobiles, he also owns an Edison phonograph as well as telephones and transistors. He says he obtained the phonograph […]
In Paris, where Nemo begins the Shattered story, current Coronavirus restrictions mean those few who have access to the Louvre will find it uncanny.
The past few weeks have seen the passing of some legends of both the opera and ballet worlds, both of which intersect in Shattered (as it’s focused around the Palais Garnier, now a ballet theatre but which was once, of course, the Paris Opera). Patrick Dupond, a flamboyant star of the Paris Opera Ballet who […]
One historian saves North African Jewish musical heritage
The BBC’s recent feature on vintage technology inspired collectors from around the world to share their collections. These included Rob Seaward’s 1949 Murphy A146 radio and Steven Go’s 2004 iPod (the technology that launched the podcast format). Somewhat disappointingly but all too typically, all the collectors featured were men.
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