Physical and Digital Aesthetics
November & December 2022
I am finally back in my childhood home after a hellish final two months to the semester. Many different tasks culminated all at once, and I did not have much extra energy or time to write. One of my tasks was to finish writing my undergraduate rationale (a miniature thesis, of sorts), which I am considering editing and publishing here as a special New Years post. Would you all be interested in reading? I am also planning an update on my post about Quality: I have stumbled quite a few pieces of literature that expand on Pirsig’s views. (My first highlight is stronger explanation of Pirsig’s overall theses.) I will see if I can muster the energy for both.
Given my the gap from my last edition, I have gathered quite a few sources (after trimming many more) but think some fun themes have bubbled up from my mass of links. I have once again added a collage at the end :)
Soccer logos over time, great thread:
Alexey Titarenko's City of Shadows - I really like this photo series. I might take a photo class next semester!
‘How to Recycle a Building’ - has nice visuals :O. c/o special friend of the newsletter Lily!
The glass in this house 😍 (kendrick carries a piece of this glass in his latest music video and I got so excited hahaha).
What a dope AirBNB - thanks Wenxi!
Relatively comprehensive take on how non-market housing can help with rent prices.
Economics-forward writer on US city planning futures.
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Paintings/illustrations that explore city futures.
Think the design of these is refreshing.
Favorite photographer went on a 6 week cross-country and back motorcycle trip and made a mega video about it!
The Life of Barbie and Ken in the Soviet Union by Lara Vychuzhanina
Was reminded of this old Time photo essay on typical groceries around the world - I remember when I was looking at this in elementary school!
Digital & Computing
Obsolete Sounds - major soft internet/html energy; also c/o Lily
Video essay on why the Japanese internet is designed differently.
Sick collaborative art project? Memes and all sorts of people in this digital space.
Adam Tinkle’s ‘Screenbathing.’
Rundown of UK Gorpcore. From a Japanese publication.
Mushroom Color Atlas - catalogue of how certain mushrooms dye fabric! Also c/o Lily.
Future Museum of Sex Games - simple HTML zine / click adventure; c/o Lily.
Womp 3D - just fun to play around in.
Alma - playground for generative graphics. Also fun to play with!