Issue 32 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter: Oulipian constraints; why people really hate the word “moist”; polar bear housemates; and judging books by their covers.Read more "Tailwind Writers’ Bloodhound"
Issue 31 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter: Crushing your hopes and dreams in a pestle and mortar, at midnight, on a full moon; attempted calendar reform; ’90s Dad Thrillers; and delightful lego fonts.Read more "Very Peri"
Issue 30 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter: a love letter to people like me. People who plan to make grand plans ahead of January 1st, but fail to make those plans and then feel shitty about it.Read more "I had planned to have planned this better…"
Issue 29 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. A process used to build better search engines might one day be used to read your mind; a scientific study that suggests bees can become cynical; and some glorious Clockwork Creatures.Read more "Placebos, & Doctors, & Patients (oh my!)"
Issue 28 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Four-day work weeks, a Literary Clock, and an illustrated history of the climate crisis denial adverts created by big oil companies.Read more "Feelings, Boundaries & Feelings About Boundaries"
Issue 27 of Manufacturing Serendipity, part two of this retrospective thinger.Read more "A Year of Manufacturing Serendipity – Part Two"
Issue 26 of Manufacturing Serendipity. What have I learned from a years’ worth of loosely connected stuff? What were my best bits? Too much to squeeze into one newsletter friends, here’s part one.Read more "A Year of Manufacturing Serendipity – Part One"
Issue 25 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Weird language rules we follow, but aren’t aware of; the label releasing rain tracks on Spotify and out-earning Lady Gaga; how Netflix optimise thumbnails; and more.Read more "Great Green Dragons and the Big Bad Wolf"
Issue 24 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Some things I’ve learned about sharks, William Gibson’s apocalyptic retweets, human etch-a-sketch Strava art, and thoughts on the BBC drama Vigil.Read more "Fine Young Cannibals"
Issue 23 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Thoughts on Resulting Fallacy, Cursed Crypto Cruiseliners, Conspicuous Leisure, Mary Ruefle’s Erasures, Schadenfreude and more.Read more "The parasitic wasps have escaped the island…"