Living a Home
Nico Chilla, Molly Soda
I’m watching hour-long lectures about regenerative agriculture late into the night when I should be sleeping. We are still recovering from waves of seasonal sicknesses, and Uno wakes up early. But instead, I keep learning about soil health, water infiltration levels, mycorrhizal fungi, and green armor.
What hooks me is how regenerative farmers work with nature and embrace entanglement. At first, it looks like stepping back in time by refusing agricultural advancements. But the decision to avoid tillage and pesticides is not only ideological, it is also scientific and financial.
Let me end this agricultural sidetrack by reminding us to ask what internet advancements we would benefit detaching from. Goodnight — or good morning, depending on where and when you read this.
Dioramas Space contains artistic memes.
Purple Toilet is what is says.
What metaphors do you use to describe your website? Nico Chilla prefers “home.” I assume the title is a subtle response to Laurel Schwulst’s defining Shifthing House essay. But even if not, it is a worthy addition to the collection of articles considering what a website can be.
What I find significant about homes in this context is that they don’t exist primarily for display: rather, they’re designed around the habits and values of their occupants. — Nico Chilla
Bookmark this site for a flow of well-curated essays about the internet — and a sunflower favicon. The site features a new reading for each each day someone visits. On my visit, I discovered an article about the Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza and his idea of “Living a House” which is the perfect companion to the article above.
Gardengardengarden (like www) is a curated library and a collection of essays that explore the current state of networked technologies, and aims to inspire a new perspective on reimagining a softer digital future that is rooted in intention and expression. — Koundinya
I enjoy Molly Soda’s newsletter. Molly is an internet artist with deep curiosity for performance. I look towards her to learn about live-streaming culture. In her newsletter, Molly writes part artist statements part behind the scenes documentation. It is educating and entertaining.
Performing on LIVE felt like being dumped into the middle of a piano recital you didn’t practice for or one of those nightmares where you show up to school naked. The view count would go from 12 to 228 in a matter of minutes. — Molly Soda