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Bits

To write well, you need the specificity of perspective that comes from communicating critically with others over an extended time. might make writing faster, but figuring out who we are in relation to others cannot be accelerated. https://www.noemamag.com/what-ai-teaches-us-about-good-writing/

this is a garden of all the different places you might discover where “the computer is a feeling.” https://arbesman.net/computationaldelights/

Comics

The Nib is wrapping up ten years of publishing and closing down .. they are making all 15 issues of their Eisner and Ignatz award-winning magazine available for anyone to download for free. That’s more than 1,600 pages of comics, including out of print Secrets, Nature, Food, and Color issues. https://membership.thenib.com/donate-free-pdf-downloads

Sound & Music

Love this Listening Parties idea from https://bandcamp.com/about_listening_parties

Hank Williams Sings Straight Outta Compton .. say what you will about .. but this is incredibly well executed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Jh7Jk3aSlo

the design is communicative of the piano’s rich identity and successively more expressive by revealing its inner workings #piano https://whipsaw.com/2023/06/05/unveiling-ravenchord-a-radical-piano-redesign-from-dan-harden/

Politics & Economics

Student residences built in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom over the past 20 years prioritize privacy and risk isolation to accommodate perceived student preferences. This trend is to the detriment of students’ social spaces, and should be questioned. #university https://theconversation.com/why-old-shared-dorms-are-better-than-new-private-student-residences-207567

A system that serves all but one group is not in a state of crisis; it is one based on structural inequality and economic exploitation. https://thewalrus.ca/there-is-no-housing-crisis/

 

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