Every few months or so I read a blog post or longform essay that animates me in such a way that I have to go back and read it a few more times or share it aloud with my significant other. “The Conversations that Cryptocurrency Killed,” authored by Bay Area writer Sonya Mann at the
The atomization of culture, society, and self has liquefied experience. This mode contributes the critical realization that perfect coherence is neither necessary nor even desirable. At a practical, intuitive, kinesthetic level, we have become much more tolerant of nebulosity: of paradox, volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Accepting nebulosity is a major step toward the complete
MUSIC Music as a repellant — Bach at the Burger King: Baroque music seems to make the most potent repellant. “[D]espite a few assertive, late-Romantic exceptions like Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff,” notes critic Scott Timberg, “the music used to scatter hoodlums is pre-Romantic, by Baroque or Classical-era composers such as Vivaldi or Mozart.” Public administrators seldom
The girls of the All Gold Everything podcast recently invited me to guest-host a segment on their show. Check it out, por favor: I’ll be posting a Radio Cade re-purposed version of the show soon.
BIRDS A new photobook about chickens called “Chicken”: CONSCIOUSNESS From OMNI Magazine’s “Interviews from the Vault” — John Lily on dolphin consciousness: I just did a very primitive experiment — a Saturday afternoon-type experiment — at Marine World. I was floating in an isolation tank and had an underwater loudspeaker close to my head