Shea Fitzpatrick, Taper, Bread on Earth and other wayside flowers
I’m in an infrastructure phase where I focus on building the systems that support our daily lives. Uno’s kindergarten is one example. It makes an enormous difference in my week to have someone else playing with him for four to five hours daily. Instead of having almost zero daylight hours for work and other tasks, I now have around twenty. As a result, I’m running again and giving more care to personal projects such as Tiny Awards, Naive Yearly, and this newsletter.
In Denmark, most things are digital, but when the login is not working and your case doesn’t fit the norm, you only have a phone number with limited opening hours. I have spent hours waiting in line to finish bureaucratic tasks such as closing my company, bank, insurance, and everything else that was tied to us living in another country.
As I’m opening things here in Greece, I look for places where I can go knocking on the door. I’m developing a strong preference for the infrastructure to be face-to-face and within walking distance. Today, a walk around our neighborhood is full of friendly encounters and local shop owners who know our names, and vice-versa. It's like living in a village inside a 4.5 million city. Maybe it is the honeymoon phase, but at the moment, I’m surprisingly in love.
Shea Fitzpatrick’s annotated History of my personal website is a lovely read for anyone juggling how to present themselves online.
Bread on Earth is an exemplary case for using websites as a home for research. Dedicated readers will remember I’ve shared the site before. I’m including it again because I came across an interview with the bread enthusiast behind the project. The interview is less about the coding and design of the site and more about the personal and cultural impact of devoting yourself to a topic and publishing it online.
How To Build an Archive is related to the link above — and relevant for the times we live in.
The HTML Song.
Finally, the computational literary magazine Taper is calling for submission. Their fall edition on parallels was maybe my favourite yet. Remember to inspect the code to read the artists’ statements.
Hello! As mentioned in the introduction, I’m working on this year’s Naive Yearly and Tiny Awards. Please reach out if you want to collaborate/sponsor/share-an-opinion. The same is true for my other surreal estates and commercial work.