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
Issue 45 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. Thoughts about feelings and vibes; not selling out; AI; lying; & how the James Webb telescope images are data visualisations – not photos.Read more "Learning is Lossy"
“She knows, now, absolutely, hearing the white noise that is London, that Damien’s theory of jet lag is correct: that her mortal soul is leagues behind her, being reeled in on some ghostly umbilical down the vanished wake of the plane that brought her here, hundreds of thousands of feet above the Atlantic. Souls can’t move that quickly, and are left behind, and must be awaited, upon arrival, like lost luggage.”~Pattern Recognition, William Gibson
Issue 44 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter. UK politics; quirky street names; Reddit’s compound pejoratives; mortal soul delay; and more…Read more "The Shetland Pony of the Apocalypse"
Pretty soon it would all be happening at the speed of thought, before it could actually happen, so that nothing would ever have to happen again.
You’d only think things had happened, and if anything ever did happen, you wouldn’t know the difference.~Synners, Pat Cadigan
An excerpt from my 2022 MozCon talk: Myths, Misconceptions & Mistakes (lessons learned from a decade in Digital PR).Read more "Benchmarking the Performance of over 2,000 Digital PR pieces"
Virginity was a half-starved dog you were looking after, wanted to give away as quickly as possible so you could forget it ever existed~Fen, Daisy Johnson
“Think more strategically”, they said. But how on earth do you do that? (Issue 43 of the Manufacturing Serendipity newsletter)Read more "The Last da Vinci"
Did a place have to be palatable to white people to be considered civilized?~Why Are You Stranded? Nicole Zhao