Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Postcard 1: Hello from Seaford + nerd culture

Greetings from Seaford. We have a pond outside and are wondering what to do with the garden, but really enjoying it here. You should come over some time once all the boxes are out the way.

Did you see Simon Pegg's post on the marketisation of nerd culture? I think you'd enjoy it - goes into some of the stuff we talked about before.

Oh, and I finished that book you lent me years ago. Will return it next time we see you.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Sending the tao via tinyletter

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I've been thinking about playing with Tinyletter for a while, and finally found time to have a look following moving house (more on that soon?) and generally having no idea.

Here is Grey and White Pebbles then - short, infrequent emails capturing a slice of something I can only call taoism for convenience, but (hopefully) without too much of the dubious western fetishism that seems to go along with it. Partly long-form haiku, partly verbose photo montage, but mostly reflecting my own observations on the coincidences and forces of stuff, taking things like Lao Tzu, Chuang Tzu, and the I Ching as a guide, yadda yadda yadda.

I'm enjoying the form for now - there's a simple, achievable mileage in aiming for a triptych-style approach. There's enough text to get my teeth into, but not so much that I can't complete it on my new commute. It'd be great to collate every 10 posts into a book or print-out or something. (Partly inspired by James' new postal experiments.)

Here are the email posts so far, and a link to subscribe when you want to read more.