Last month I was sitting next to a lake with a college friend while the sun set. He's in grad school for biology, and he was telling me about studying …
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Hi friends, Last time I mentioned I was reading How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell. I'm still thinking about it on vacation on the West Coast. Like Odell…
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Hello! I’ve been thinking lately about the ways that people externalize their learning. This isn’t something that usually preoccupies me too much. I ha…
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Hi, sorry for the recent radio silence! I took a couple weeks off for life admin. I also moved this newsletter over to Substack for ease of use. You sh…
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Twitter loves to dunk on Silicon Valley. It goes especially crazy when tech companies “invent” something that already exists – whether that thing is go…
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Hello! I’m writing from a shady patch of Fort Greene Park, where the city has entered those breezy, not-too-humid first weeks of summer. I have Leo Mar…
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Hello! Did you read Taylor Lorenz on the “Tea Industrial Complex” last week? She did a great job picking apart a bizarre feud between makeup YouTubers …
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Hi folks, The last newsletter was about the ways we pay for everything with our attention. This one is about freemasons and transcendentalists and P.T.…
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For those of you who live in New York City: do you remember taking the subway before it was blanketed with startup ads? Can you recall the moment when …
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I was lucky enough to spend a week in Barcelona recently, presenting a workshop called “How to Use the Internet Mindfully” with Willa Köerner of The Cr…
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Hudson Yards officially opened last week, and the takes are flying. Michael Kimmelman did an interactive smackdown for the NYT. The Real Deal looked in…
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Hey! This is the first edition of Dream Machine, a newsletter about politics, networks, and space. You can subscribe here if you haven’t already. This …
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