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10 things worth sharing: Idea composting, artificial intelligence, and more...
Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
After reading Sam Anderson’s profile of Laurie Anderson, I went on a Laurie Anderson podcast binge. (These Studio 360 and Design Mattersepisodes are good.) On the BBC’s A Good Read podcast she recommended Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a book I hadn’t read since I was a teenager. I picked it up again, and so far, it is better than I remembered.
A book for the teenager I wasn’t: I’m finally giving A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy a go. (I wonder if I shouldn’t have started with the original radio broadcasts?)
Clive Thompson on what he learned about his writing by seeing only the punctuation.
A collection of search engines that will help you do “more search, less feed.”
Damon Krukowski on his love for streaming radio. I love Radio Garden, too, and even use it to listen to my local stations. (Here’s my friend Rob Walker on hearing Laurie Anderson on the radio when he was a young kid in Texas.)
After seeing his work in the NYTimes, I’m in love with the photo montages of Sohei Nishino. (See also: Hockney’s “joiners.”)
That’s right, Iceman: I thought Val went on too long and was too easy on its subject, but I really enjoyed the collage-like style of the film.
One of my favorite artists, Matthew Forsythe, designed the new Aardman Animation holiday special for Netflix, Robin Robin.
I never think I’m that interested in artificial intelligence until I start writing about it.
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