The Luxury of a Full Fridge
Maya Man, James Bridle, Claire Evans, Laurel Schwulest, Elliott Cost and links
Another Week, Another Newsletter — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
We have been traveling for three weeks, sleeping in twice as many beds. It has been a beautiful trip — full of touching family visits, blooming trees and mountain views. Tomorrow we return home to repeatable days in Athens: including the weekly highlight of filling our kitchen with fresh fruits and vegetables from the street market. I’m ready.
Trust Exercise feels like a guilty pleasure.
Rotating Sandwiches (icymi).
Asdfjkl; is a website listening to you.
There’s Nothing Unnatural About a Computer
When you invite Claire Evans to interview James Bridle, you are certain to get a feature in Naive Weekly. The conversation took place a year ago, before the publication of Bridle’s latest book, Ways of Being, yet it is as relevant today as when it was recorded and an excellent way to spend your Sunday.
“In one room, you will have someone prizing open 10th century books or X-raying ancient papyri to try and pull the information back up off the page, out of this rotting medium. And in the next room, you’ve got someone who’s working on piecing together shellac discs, the very first audio recording tools. And in the next one, you’ve got someone who’s trying to get something off a Mac that’s 10 years old. I remember walking around this place and having this real vision of all culture, all human knowledge, all human experience, piled on a huge conveyor belt moving inexorably towards the fire.” — James Bridle
Exploring the Independent Web With Elliott Cost and Laurel Schwulst
A brief conversation with Elliott Cost and Laurel Schwulst, two substantial influences on how I perceive the web. They highlight a handful of cute handmade websites that embrace the weather, bugs and fandom and add details to their poetic projects, such as Special.fish and HTML Energy.
“Hopefully hearing these stories shows how anyone can approach HTML as a pliable and expressive creative medium… similar to more traditional mediums like clay, paper, paint, or even a musical instrument. And unlike most technology which is fast and efficient, such as anything we use quickly on our phones, we should actually consider embracing the clunkiness, slowness, and imperfection of HTML.” — Laurel Schwulst
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