Issue 38 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. How to write a compelling speaker pitch; an essay in defence of the em dash; and cherry blossoms straight out of a Pixar movie.Read more "A rebel without a clause"
Issue 37 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Why our estimates of minority groups are really so skewed; Baobab trees; Ukrainian stamp designs; and how Saturn got its rings.Read more "Bad at guessing"
Issue 36 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Song lyrics; fat girls on film; opposites don’t attract; and a visual representation of my personality.Read more "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end…"
Issue 35 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. An awful lot about the etymology of the word “bear”; the sexist mythology that has been baked into biology; and the vibrant work of Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko.Read more "Speaking its name will summon it"
Issue 34 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Insights into how our brains process information, Monterey Bay’s otherworldly creatures, a letter from Vincent van Gogh, and photorealistic portraits of cartoon charactersRead more "Why false information stays stuck in our brains…"
Issue 33 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. AI-generated Valentine’s cards, stealing William Gibson’s creative process, Hugh Hayden’s art installation,and my brain when writing an email.Read more "Boop-rah, sexy fried heart!"
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!)"