Lately - well, for a long time now - I've been enjoying other people's words and images far more than my own. I've felt no need to write into the void, into the echo chamber. That feeling hasn't changed, but I do miss something about this whole caper. Perhaps the sense of shared knowledge.
So if anyone is still out there, hello. I hope you are well.
This won't be regular, but for now this is what I have, with a hefty hat-tip to Jessica Stanley, whose Read. Look. Think. is the best thing on the internet. True. Jessica is a beacon of thought and interest, go forth and follow her wherever you can. Maybe some of the following came from her? In any case, it's all been sitting in my emails and open tabs for a while.
- "You could see the light bulbs go off and he looked up and said, 'It copies me.' It was really an incredible moment." 3D printing is not just for nerds, it brings dexterity to children with no fingers
- Who Wore It Better: Melancholia, Lars von Trier vs Last Year At Marienbad, Alain Resnais
- "A good navy," says a French woman with short blonde hair, "is going to fulfill the role that black used to fill, because black is now launching into another dimension." Inside Pantone colour forecasting
- "Blue Monday was a 12 foot long sheet of paper which we had to program, very like a knitting pattern." DIY Blue Monday with New Order
- You Should Date An Illiterate Girl is wonderfully written throughout; but, this: "Do it, I say, because a life in purgatory is better than a life in hell."
- Kirin J Callinan's internet confusion. 'Confusion' is certainly one word for it.