Spencer Chang, Jacky Zhao, Tiana Dueck, Robin Rendle and cute links
We are home. We arrived around Cinderella time on Thursday. We were exhausted but couldn't sleep before we played with Uno’s favorite toys. I remember the feeling of rediscovering toys after long childhood summer vacations: everything is simultaneously new and familiar.
See you next week. I’ll bring a new website.
Blackout Poetry Generator is a Sunday mood.
Stashbust creates random noise patterns for cross-stitch projects (or spreadsheet maps?)
Measurements of space and time is a little html collection.
… is a good question. I’ll need to consider it longer until I can articulate what makes a website cool. However, I love the opening reflection about obscure URLs and would love to hear what makes a website cool for you.
When a website loads in under 500ms I feel that the people behind this website care about me more than just a number in a spreadsheet or a pixel in a dashboard. When it comes to web design speed is a measurement of empathy. — Robin Rendle
Jacky and Spencer have both appeared in Naive Weekly before. Their words and works exist at the fringes of the common web, searching for places to feel at home. Recently they did a semi-private pair-chat about what characterizes good digital spaces. I love that they published their conversation in a format resembling the chat interface of Discord — and the part about being a good host and guest is excellent.
It's almost a collective trauma that this internet generation carries now. It'll take much more work for a space to convince people that they can really be themselves and build lasting homes in new spaces... people are settling into more nomadic, chaotic digital lifestyles. — Spencer Chang
At 8AM on the day of Naive Yearly, the internet went away at the National Film School of Denmark. It was a poetic gesture from the universe. Tiana, one of the speakers, had made a website for her talk about becoming algae/watersilk/tiana. With the internet taking a rest, Tiana had to rely on Joel’s Personal Hotspot. It worked well. She presented her website while YouTube provided a calm background rain soundscape, and in the dark cinema setting, multiple people shed a tear. Tiana’s website is still online, so I urge you to visit it, maybe on a rainy day?
This is a gif of a 1,400 year old ginkgo tree who lives in China. Growing up, adults gave me the impression that my digital footprint would truly be there forever, and it'll stick out like a tall stinky female ancient ginkgo. — Tiana Dueck
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