Anyone who puts on a crown, even if only as an experiment, will end up looking for a kingdom.~Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi
Some unsolicited advice for those pitching to speak at events and conferences.Read more "How to Write a Compelling Speaker Pitch"
i want you~Modern Locket, Shy Watson (2021)
to succumb to
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"
Grief is a house with no windows or doors and no way of telling the time.~Sisters, Daisy Johnson
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…"
The illusion of safety was an invention of the West.~Build Your House Around My Body, Violet Kupersmith
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"
I saw you, as if in the middle of a sentence…From Out of Some Other Paradise by Alex Dimitrov (2017)
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…"