And in two days it is my birthday.
Another Sunday, Another Naive Weekly — Observations From The Internet Wilderness.
We spent July in Copenhagen. It is a first for me. Usually, July is full of motion, visiting friends and families in foreign places. But this summer, we stayed home, biking to the beach, eating croissants for a lifetime, celebrating Uno’s birthday in the park, and watching Tour de France.
The residue of the rest still shows as a subtle haze: I’m moving through the day slower, and the laptop feels unattractive. It was a pleasant period, and I am happy I took a break from writing Naive Weekly. Let’s see what waits ahead.
Memory leak is interactive raining poetry.
Chronotrains inspires you to go on five hour train rides.
Sunclock helps you find the circadian rhythm.
Notable People tells you the birth place of Wikipedia-worthy humans.
Something is rewarding about Benjamin Earl’s journal from his SASSO Residency. Rather than a narrated reflection on the learnings, the journal is a chronological collage of fragments. Sitting in the mountains, Benjamin plays with translating satellite sounds into images and documenting cloud behavior with a make-shift tripod. In the last sentences of the journal, he ponders whether he’ll be able to bring his summer residency practice back to the desk, leaving the questions unanswered.
A gratitude post for the FujiFilm X100V camera and the soft play of shadows by Robin Rendle. I enjoy reading these clickable stories: they feel native to the screen, almost like flipping the pages of a book. And, like Robin, I long for less drama and saturation on the internet: less noise, more shhh.
Robin Sloan asks you to bring close consideration and generous imagination when reading his narrative description for a new protocol called Spring ‘83. The premise is a frustration with the current ways of following people on the internet and lust to contribute something new. Robin himself is a lighthouse — and his call for co-investigators has steered a rich discussion about publishing on the web: stretching from technical concerns to presentation, inclusion, and kins. In particular, I recommend Maya’s response; it is a bouquet of alternative web references.
In our friendly celebration of the roadside flowers along the internet superhighway it is time to vote between Airplane and You are Laurel, Right? Remember that the selection is intentional, the pairing is random, and the voting criteria are for you to decide.
See last week’s result and follow the celebration here.
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Hi, I’m Kristoffer and you have just read Naive Weekly — Observations from the Internet Wilderness.
Last time this letter was sent to 1085 people. Twenty-four are crazy enough to chip in every month/year to support me making time to write. Logo by Studio Hollywood. Print by Luka. Postcard by me. Photograph by Ana Santl.