I intended to go see Fed Up, a documentary on processed foods and the American diet, as part of my personal challenge to cut out added sugar for 10 days. (In case you were wondering, still going strong.) The times didn’t line up with my post-dinner plans, so I bought a ticket to see Ida on a whim. A stark, black and white movie, Ida is a coming of age story based in Poland, in 1962. Following an orphaned young woman raised in […]
Last week, the Automattic Store Team met up in Palermo, Sicily to work on projects and spend time together in person. Our team has grown to roughly 30 people, many of which who have yet to celebrate their first anniversary at Automattic. It’s so exciting to be part of a group that has so many fresh eyes and diverse experiences, and to get to know everyone even better. We work closely every day, but we don’t always have the chance […]
Last weekend, I attended Theorizing the Web (h/t Andrew) in Brooklyn, NY. There were many amazing talks throughout the conference, many of which I’ve been processing and ruminating on over the past week. True to their description, Theorizing the Web had an interesting mix of pure theory and applicable lessons from the web. During each session roughly four speakers presented for fifteen minutes, which was a great idea. As much as I love learning about and listening to theory, it can be hard to […]
I guess I assumed that a graduate program full of artists dedicated to seeing beyond the world’s masks would be better on the race front—that despite all my previous experience with white-majority institutions the workshop would be an exception. What can I tell you? In those days I must have needed that little fantasy, that little hope that somewhere shit might be better. Great read from Junot Diaz in MFA vs. POC.
My first, and currently only, Bruce Springsteen concert will always be my top concert-going experience. Hands down, no arguments. However, the runner-up post was long held by my first New York Dolls show at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. I love you David Johansson, but you’ve been booted to bronze-level status. On Saturday, I got to see one of my favorite lineups to date: Shellshag, Screaming Females, and The Julie Ruin, a Kathleen Hanna outfit at Asbury Lanes. […]
My interest in architecture generally begins and ends with George Costanza’s many failed and fraudulent attempts on Seinfeld. Of course, I interact with architecture on a daily basis, but all those angular lines and mathematical equations always kept me at arms distance. Despite my lack of interest, I remember first hearing of Frank Lloyd Wright after visiting a museum with my Girl Scouts troop at some point in my relatively distant past. If my memory isn’t lying to me, I remember […]