"Right now, all of the places we can assemble on the web in any kind of numbers are privately owned. And privately-owned public spaces aren’t real public spaces. They don’t allow for the play and the chaos and the creativity and brilliance that only arise in spaces that don’t exist purely to generate profit. And they’re susceptible to being gradually gaslighted by the companies that own them."
Or is it a tiny arm?
This album is flawless, imo. Ethereal, gothy synth pop for fans of Cocteau Twins, Disintegration-era The Cure, Angelo Badalamenti, etc. One of those records where my heart aches when I think of it living in relative obscurity.
The vocalist--Kennedy Ashlynn--has since started a solo project called SRSQ that's also pretty phenomenal. Big Liz Fraser vibes.
“Don’t draw the UI, draw the priority” http://robinrendle.com/notes/dont-draw-the-ui-draw-the-priority.html
This album is such a trip. Spastic, elastic headphone music. Nothing like it.
Still simple on day 2 of learning, but deriving the greatest pleasure building these little things. It's so fun tinkering with the lights and bringing the structures slowly to life.
I never made miniatures as a kid, but I bet I would have liked it! This feels similar. Or like adult Legos.
Storygraph doesn't seem to have all my favourite books in it and gives the impression I might not have read a book since graduating from secondary school. So I'm fixing that by sharing my #TopTenBooks that have really stayed with me. These are books whose ideas have left a mark on my thoughts and values.
Finally sitting down and taking the time to actually learn Blender this week. I could zone out for hours building these little melt-y structures. Great software.
I bought two 1999 books collecting "The Best Work from the Web." It made me miss that time online.
Nowadays, if you manage to find a private website, most of the time it will just use a CMS theme or be some wix/squarespace "paint-by-numbers" thing.
I miss that explosion of creativity we had - people were exploring a new medium, it was uncharted territory, there were no rules. Nowadays everything feels so "optimized" and bland.
I am glad for the merveilles webring - your websites give me life.
♻️ how to discover the "small web"
▫️hiding in the woods
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