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May Curated Ingest
My apologies for the delay - finals kept me busy in May, and I wanted to relax and sink into my two weeks of true break before both of my internships started. I couldn’t come up with a strong common thread for May, so I organized the main sources I wanted to share below with some intention - they build on each other nicely. I have a fun miscellaneous section that follows as well. That’s all, love you all dearly! Enjoy:
Le Guin’s A Non-Euclidian View of California as a Cold Place to Be. Also verges into the idea of utopia / nature… it really travels. This piece has RANGE
The consequences of wanting more, framed by some sports stories - what happens when triumphant high school athletes (not just those who enjoy the competition) don’t make it big?
Repressive politics of emotional intelligence (I liked this one a lot)
Benjamin’s concept of the flaneur applied to the web (short read)
Tragedy of the commons as a dangerous myth - with a focus on natural preservation
How the personal computer broke the human body - written by one of my professors last semester - found by chance :)
Entrepreneurial and Venture Capital and systems of waste - this one hit a nerve
Cont., physical infrastructure of the internet and systems of waste - with a focus on how climate change can rip up significant amounts of fiber infrastructure
This is one of my favorite YouTube channels - and I thought this cabin (while not my preferred design style) was especially noteworthy:
This place is actually nuts. It was so interesting seeing how micro-communities formed within these buildings, and what amenities are included:
These buildings are a few blocks away from me, and their windows always draw me in when I walk by. After doing some research, I’m not surprised they were an I. M. Pei project. Though the neighborhood looks very different now, it was interesting seeing them in their original context in this article.
Nam June Paik has been a recent revelation. If anyone has any works or videos detailing his exhibitions (especially with his commentary), comment them down below! Here’s another I could find that has images.
I’m trying to get better at sketching (starting as a true beginner). Any good resources/tips?
I watched Fallen Angels and didn’t think it was that good. It definitely felt like a mood the entire time, but I don’t think W. K. Wai does it for me. Anyone else feel this way?
A Silent Voice was a movie that I actually really enjoyed - it’s definitely in my top 5 because of my connection to it. I thought it took advantage of its animated medium really well, and they used different sensory manipulations to their advantage. Must watch!
Mulaney and AOC opened for the Strokes a few days ago?!?!?! How did I not know about this… gotta keep my guard up I guess haha.
That’s all for May, I’ll see if I can write something more substantial towards the end of June. Take care everyone! xoxo