Reading about mummies, looking out at the Zuivelbrug, and listening to the Dinzu Artefacts episode of the Norelco Mori podcast. One of my favorite labels of the last couple of years. https://www.norelcomori.com/podcast/episode75
My friend Michael and I have been working on Local Memory: A History of Music in Austin for a couple years now. Work is ongoing, but today we made it public. https://local-memory.org
Listening to the John Denver Christmas album with The Muppets. The best. https://open.spotify.com/album/0ybUMi0SERu1UqtTivSSFb?si=3zAvt4CqRSWuhq63bj9QgA
Firefox Color is a fun browser theming tool if you need a trivial reason to give Firefox a try. Here’s mine. https://color.firefox.com/?theme=XQAAAAIWAQAAAAAAAABBqYhm849SCia2CaaEGccwS-xNKliFvd9NTr6hepO9IbWy7Zw6Y-C1-KAbPyYYOL4e09ge9NRsuJkWmxmd0Xx9dTUmHyBh0i09-68bYh01qJhpAYSFliutb_EErSqxVSnmU2ikI9R26zNjWD1dQw6-uAySvPBH5218zk53Ps04M0QBF64SQCqWGuc0cLH2CNULaNbcqh53c_tYZmajWdWdXSjbmNHjMqT0d4LicAIpiBQuwcWCG7RNS4Pxrsj_5nC4AA
If you really want to help Firefox succeed, file a bug on https://webcompat.com/ when you find a broken website. Don't just switch back to Chrome; let Mozilla know there's a problem so they can try to fix it.
When browsers lose market share, they fall into the "compatibility death spiral." Sites don't bother to test, they break, and users flee to the browser that "just works." Mozilla is fighting this battle every day, and it just got harder.
The Mellotron is right up my alley in its inherent tension between mechanized reproducibility and analog serendipity.
An impromptu recording of “Boat Song” with a real Mellotron one late night in L.A. remains one of my favorite touring memories. http://www.openculture.com/2018/12/introducing-the-mellotron.html
The Public Domain Review is doing their end-of-year fundraiser. It’s a great resource, and if you sign up in time, you’ll get a thematic set of postcards. I’ve helped with a couple rounds of reward fulfillments in the past and can vouch for the effort and care that Adam puts into the pr... http://micro.brianjon.es/2018/12/06/101048.html
I would love to try to recreate how Hiva Alizadeh layers these threads in ways that work both sculpturally and as images. http://www.shiringallery.com/exhibitions/scenery-play
🎙️ Just listened to the first episode of the Artist in the Archive podcast with Jer Thorp, currently ‘innovator-in-residence’ at Library of Congress. Looking forward to catching up on the rest of the catalog. https://artistinthearchive.podbean.com/e/episode-1-in-the-house-of-avram/
These handkerchiefs from the new Dries Van Noten line featuring art from Robert Beatty… https://www.robertbeattyart.com/Dries-Van-Noten-Men-A-W-2018-2019
I love all the work the negative space does in these ink drawings of L.A. scenes by Christoph Niemann http://www.christophniemann.com/portfolio/sketchbook-los-angeles/
Now seems like a good time to do this, sooo...
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Sarah is in Le Monde on the reopening of the Tervuren museum in the context of the debates of recent weeks sparked by the report on cultural restitution submitted to Macron. https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2018/11/30/la-restitution-doit-etre-un-point-de-depart_5391051_3232.html
I’ve been using SourceNote for a couple of days now and have found it helpful. It’s invisible until you need it. Great low friction way to save ephemeral or scratch text without losing momentum in your work. https://www.sourcenoteapp.com/
I’ve been using MarsEdit as a drafts drawer for microblogging posts—a place to drop links to things I’d like to post later. It has me posting more things that I’d otherwise forget to return to. https://red-sweater.com/marsedit/