Fun happens when we experience the confluence of three states: playfulness, connectedness, and flow. Fun requires being entirely present in your experience.~Catherine Price
Issue 48 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. How the super-rich plan to escape the apocalypse of their own making; Art but make it sports; Thoughts on Bambi and death; London’s most hetero neighbourhoods; & more.Read more "Super-rich dude problems"
I consider reading the greatest bargain in the world. A shelf of books is a shelf of many lives and ideas and imaginations which the reader can enjoy whenever he wishes and as often as he wishes. Instead of experiencing just one life, the book-lover can experience hundreds or even thousands of lives.~Gene Roddenberry
What sets an awesome speaker apart from an average one? Further thoughts on the art of persuasion.Read more "Speaking at Conferences – The Art of Persuasion (Part Two)"
What sets an awesome speaker apart from an average one? Some thoughts on the art of persuasion.Read more "Speaking at Conferences – The Art of Persuasion (Part One)"
A story is never an answer. A story is always a question.~Companion Piece, Ali Smith
Issue 47 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Conspiracy theories; the allure of the Cabbage Patch; psychedelic space marbles; and more…Read more "Turn me on, dead man"
Once an unlikely occurrence is incorporated into the story of a life, or a death, it becomes almost impossible to see the alternative possibilities that once existed.
We confer meaning to control our existence. It makes life liveable. The alternative is frightening. Randomness is banal. It diminishes us. But the truth is we resist meaning almost as often as we insist upon it.~The Premonitions Bureau, Sam Knight
Issue 46 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Indestructible Beetles; the Disastrous Record of Celeb Crypto Endorsements; AI Generated Food Photography; & the Women who Built Grunge.Read more "Little Grey Impossibilities"
“Every time the DJ drops a new track, it feels louder than anything else that you’ve heard before, which is actually not the case! What happens is you drop a new track, and then over the course of three to five minutes, you make it ever so slightly quieter. And then the new track comes in and it’s back at the level where the original one started, and then everything feels so loud.”Tom Holkenborg