: What the Internet Was Like in 2004 I was perfectly primed for the 2004 Web 2.0 internet having been …

: For tech CEOs, the dystopia is the point A concise explanation of why these billionaire weirdos keep …

: Milky Way photographer of the year 2024 By now you’ve probably seen a fair few long exposure …

: Plugin Beachball Success While updating my art website I recalled seeing Jon Satrom’s “prepared …

: 20th Anniversary remasters of A Night At The Hip-Hopera and Yoshimi Battles The Hip-Hop Robots If …

: The Lunacy of Artemis A deep-dive into the clusterfuck that appears to be NASA’s plans to put people …

: It rained on the Sunday: a career interview with Roger Corman Loads of good stuff. I particularly …

: Ghost’s development of ActivityPub is going well. Our initial work has largely revolved around a …

: On Wishcycling A deep-dive into the origins and various interpretations of the term “wishcycling” on …

: Some mad genius has combined Beryl Cook and Tom of Finland in one exhibition. 15 May–25 August, …

: Generative AI Is Totally Shameless. I Want to Be It. Paul Ford: AI is like having my very own …

: Utopian Realism, a speech by Bruce Sterling Transcript of a long speech by Sterling that starts of …

: ‘I was in a kind of ecstatic freefall’: artist Miranda July on writing the book that could change …

: Grace Jones - Slave to the Rhythm (video) Curiously I never saw this music video in the 80s …

: R.I.P. Steve Albini Fuck. (The Quietus)

: No one buys books A fantastically detailed breakdown of the batshit economic reality of the book …

: Language of flowers Filed under “stuff I never knew I never knew”. Floriography …

: ‘The courgettes were so good last year, I got a tattoo of one’: life on a Birmingham …

: RIP Trina Robbins (tcj.com) One of the key figures in western comics, from the feminist …

: All issues of Escape Magazine are on the Internet Archive (archive.org) This is probably the most …

: We Need To Rewild The Internet - Maria Farrell and Robin Berjon (Noema) The story of German …

: The Aerobic Digest: issue 12 My monthly-ish composting newsletter went out this morning.

: Yan Wang Preston – gloriously confronting art history in the nude (Guardian) Wang Preston’s …

: We can have a different web (Molly White) The thing is: none of this is gone. Nothing about the web …

: Notes from Inside the Ecosystem: Joanne McNeil on Apple Vision Pro (filmmakermagazine.com) When I …

: What is the correct speed limit for cities? (YouTube) It’s a trick question - the answer is …

: Streaming Follows a Trail Paved by Thieves and Pirates (Pixel Envy) Paid streaming services are not …

: The 1918 Flu Pandemic Killed Millions. So Why Does Its Cultural Memory Feel So Faint? (Slate) …

: Efficiency Is Biting Back (The Atlantic) Efficiency, in fact, can be hazardous to our well-being, …

: Toiletpaperfullerenes and Charmin Nanotubes (Observable) Toilet paper tubes have the curious …

: The most important technology critic in the world was tired of knowledge based on clicks. So he …

: Hail the maintainers (Aeon) Capitalism excels at innovation but is failing at maintenance, and for …

: ‘Allostatic Load’ is the Psychological Reason for Our Pandemic Brain Fog (Vice) I’m …

: Coronavirus Is Making a Lot of People Anxious and Depressed. But Some Sufferers Actually Feel Better …

: Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting (Medium) Pretty soon, as the country begins to figure out how …

: We Are Living in a Failed State (The Atlantic) The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed …

: HKMask Manual ( Unofficial ) Reusable DIY Cloth Mask with Disposable Middle Layer Filter. Cloth …

: Adjust your clocks: lockdown is bending time completely out of shape | Jonathan Freedland | The …

: Painting the shed roof today.

: 🔗 Teenage bloodbath: the 2010s in review A solid State of the Union from Sam Kriss, poking at Rise …

: 🔗 What the Death of iTunes Says About Our Digital Habits A decade ago I was a digital hoarder. I was …

: 🔗 Interview with Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet On the wonderfully titled blog Discard …

: Found this rock which looked like it had been sliced by a sushi chef.

: 🔗 Toward a Grand Unified Theory of Snowflakes I’ve been fascinated by the study of snowflakes …

: 🔗 Proposal for a book to be adapted into a movie starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson An oldie by Robin …

: Surprisingly good sunset for a January holiday in Wales…

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: 🔗 Brian Taylor to Adapt Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea’s The Illuminatus! Trilogy as a TV Show …

: 🔗 London’s electric buses are getting fake noise. I love stories about how new technological …

: 🔗 This is How a Society Dies Sober and lacerating analysis of the terminal decline of US and British …

: 🔗 A Frank Conversation with My Rabbi About The Rise of Skywalker Judaism has always struck me as the …

: 🔗 136 Mindblowing & Groundbreaking Internet Videos I remember when you felt you’d seen all …

: Misty in Birmingham last night.

: 🔗 The Blundering Brilliance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson A rather hagiographic explainer of …

: So it seems LED Xmas lights flash at a high, but not that high, frequency rather than stay on …

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: 🔗 Be Gay, Do Crimes. Untitled Goose Game: Is it Good to be Bad? Grace does a deep dive into the …

: 🔗 Please for the love of Blarg, Start a Blog A call to get all that great stuff off Twitter and back …

: 🔗 For the many A more sober than usual piece by Sam Kris on why you should seriously consider voting …

: 🔗 New Atheism: An Autopsy A nice overview of whatever happened to the New Atheist movement that was …

: 🔗 On the Farm Daisy Hildyard discusses animal sentience with the great anecdote of cows so …

: 🔗 Cyberpunk is Dead by John Semley Nice overview of all that was Cyberpunk back in the 80s, from the …

: 🔗 Sasha Baron Cohen Says Tech Companies Built the “Greatest Propaganda Machine in …

: Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart was one of the best movies of this year and for some reason I found …

: 🔗 John Doran on Sunn O))) and how their brand of doom metal has defined the decade. Not unexpected, …

: Here’s what I’ve been picking up from the people I meet, the audiences I speak to and the stories …

: 🔗 In 2029, the Internet Will Make Us Act Like Medieval Peasants This is a wonderfully insightful …

: Craig Mod, from his newsletter: Folks mistakenly think only new walks are good walks. But the best …

: Eyes full of tears, by Fiona.

: 🔗 The social ideology of the motorcar This essay from 1973 about the way cars took over and broke …

: Saw Hamish Fulton talk last weekend. Suddenly remembered he ran a group slow walk in Birmingham in …

: 🔗 Dan Hon: Everything Is Political From his regular newsletter, skip the Snow Crash stuff (unless …

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: 🔗 Bright green environmentalism “Environmentalists who believe that radical changes are needed …

: 🔗 Inside the iPhone 11 Camera, Part 1: A Completely New Camera Computational photography continues …

: So we were just outside of Plymouth in a bedsit apartment overlooking the sea during an 80mph …

: The sea, the sea.

: Tim Shaw performing at Walking’s New Movements, Plymouth.

: Walking’s New Movements conference, Friday evening.

: 🔗 Autism profiles and diagnostic criteria. A very useful breakdown of the terminology and potential …

: 🔗 UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for first time. 🔗 Rise of renewables may …

: Went to the MAC to see Black Men Walking, a play about black men walking in the Peak District. It …

: Fungus season

: Tonight’s film was Theory of Obscurity​: a film about The Residents, about a band I’ve …

: Johnson’s Britain and Corbyn’s Britain are vastly different countries, on starkly divergent paths. …