So I went to Tokyo, Nagano, Kawasaki, and San Francisco on the way back. In Tokyo I stayed near Higashi-matsubara: the city is an amazing place.
Unpictured but amazing was the Measuring: This much, That much, How much? exhibit at 21 21 design sight, which had some of the best tactile and digital art I’ve ever encountered, by Kenichi Okada, SUGE Syun’ichi, and Scott Allen.
- On perfection about Wittgenstein & Loos, via Mandy Brown
- The art of butchery: roughly seven years into vegetarianism I’m a little sensitive to ‘back to meat’ articles and naturalism arguments. This one came close but didn’t fall into the usual traps.
- Praying in the Closet
- Life after Death: I’m really a fan of Quinn Norton, and became aware of her shortly before Aaron Swartz’s death. People who can write about human experience on the internet are rare, and she’s one of them.
- Designing Software for Altruism
- None Dare Call it a Conspiracy
- Socialize the Data Centres: There’s a significant uptick in neoliberalism being the word for typical tech-bourgeoisie thought.
- Where the Danger Does (not) Lurk: the concept of “wicked problems” is powerful and I’m really happy I learned about it via this article.
- People with ‘Invisible Disabilities’ Fight for Understanding
- How Facebook is Becoming the Wal-Mart of News
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Nas: Time is Illmatic: the scene where Nas and his brother talk about where the people on the cover of Illmatic ended up is amazing.
- I watched Horrible Bosses 2, Vice, and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones: they were all terrible.