Here’s another map-territory relationship that I’ve been thinking about: Labels and objects. The function of a label is to set expectations. It tells y…
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Hello hello! The weather is emphatically swinging into spring here in the SF Bay Area. Cheery sunshine = I feel cheery too. One of my friends delivered…
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I have thoughts on ~identity~ and ~politics~ that will reach your inbox soon. For now, let’s discuss livestreaming. Artwork by Katherine Vinogradov. I’…
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Alert: It has come to my attention that Substack is not yet equipped to direct your replies straight to my inbox. Instead, they land in a general inbox…
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The map is not the territory, as they say. A map (and there are various kinds) is an interpretative layer on top of some underlying substance. It would…
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Photos by Jason Kasper, here and here. The hedonic treadmill. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. How many of us are just trudging forward? We co…
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Once upon a time I ran a cyberpunk newsletter called Exolymph. I had to sunset the project because I ran out of interesting things to say about our tec…
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