Mimetic Rocks, Chia, Maya Man, DVTK, and an upcoming trip
Another Week, Another Newsletter — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
“I’m happy with how we live, even if it is not the most rational,” says Ana during dinner. “Me too,” I respond without hesitation. Our life is hard to explain to the outside, but it feels good. “Me too,” Uno concludes from his place at the end of the table.
It was a week of tending to the passage of time. I bought insoles, went to the optician to straighten my glasses, had a haircut, mended my trousers at the tailor, and made an overdue trip to the dentist. I have to return to the dentist, but only after our (Ana’s) work trip to Mauritius — I’d be happy to send you a postcard.
Mimetic Rocks refreshes with living forms in nature.
Pond is a chance to chat with fellow ducks.
Superbad.com is one of those wonderful websites impossible to understand.
You have to scroll for approximately 24 seconds to reach the reflection on Maya Man's Read it and Weep-website. Fortunately, it is worth the trip because it is rare to encounter such a generous website examination — and, while scrolling you can peek at the other contributions to Permeable Barrier’s fourth edition.
“There’s something disturbing about the infinite performance, the run-on. It’s like a Nintendog or Tamagotchi you forgot to feed; a Snake that won’t stop scrolling, having imbibed too many cycles of internet oestrogen; an unstoppable virus. A really hungry girl living in your browser.” — Maria Sledmere
Initially, I read 'fiction' instead of 'friction,' and I kinda wish that Kim (hi!) and her team answer the invitation to explore Positive Fiction in their work. But until then, you may enjoy this sweet primer on why friction is desirable; it reads well together with the Read it and Weep-website linked above.
“By disobeying the digital design standards, we find room to explore new possibilities. We create surprise and we dive into the undiscovered. Refusing these guidelines, we design new spaces within which new narratives can occur, that people should take time to discover and understand.” — DVTK
I’ll provide you with the conclusion of this blog post: “try not to buy .io domains. Bcuz they’re icky.” With this out of the way, you can focus on the ASCII art, unusual flow, and domain name history. Enjoy.
“but also, .io is very startup. it's very silicon valley. it's agile. grokio. twilio. hot. fast. factorio. graphio. wingardium. levio. sah.” — Jes Olson
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