Some interesting links for the month:
- Apparently, millenials “hate Capitalism”
- My “long read” pick of the month: Lapham’s Quarterly has an article called The Ghost and the Princess, discussion Descartian origins of the mind-body split-view, the “princess” being Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, with whole Descartes corresponded on this subject (!)
- On the economic/political “holding pattern” of the world right now
- Late night comedy seems quite useless, almost overtaken by reality.
- (this month’s art book pick) A “synthesis of the Enlightenment and the occult” in a hundred and fifty year old illustrated book, Jacques Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire infernal
- The New Yorker found one of its fiction pieces was interpreted as journalism
When we look to our texts to teach us not how to think, but what to think, we suffer for it — as artists and consumers of art, but also as citizens. We further collapse the distinction between truth and lies, fact and fiction …
- Shout out to one of my frequently used productivity tools: DevonThink
- A correlation is drawn between Hollywood blockbusters and American politics
- Iron was used before the “iron age”, it just came from meteorites (!)
- It might be meaningful to consider software a “soft technology”, like language and money.