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A weekly miscellany from Sari Azout, who has been on both sides of the cap table, repeatedly, and come out with a holistic and humane vision of what our technologies should do for us (with us!). Now she’s building a tool to bring that vision to life; follow along here.
I envy both the quantity and the quality of Rob Horning’s writing. When he writes on subjects I know well, like contemporary art, I see the familiar anew; when he writes on technology or philosophy or literary discourse, I’m always tempted down rabbit holes. There’s always something here to chew on.
“A blog post is a very long and complex search query to find fascinating people and make them route interesting stuff to your inbox.” If the thoughtful essays on relationships, education, culture, and technology are the evidence, then Henrik Karlsson has found very fascinating people, indeed. A stop-and-read-when-it-comes newsletter.
David Hoang has built a reputation as a thoughtful digital-design leader, building a network of designers at companies throughout the US tech ecosystem. In this weekly newsletter, he shares insights his own work (and how he does it), lessons he’s learned working at companies like Webflow and Replit, and frameworks for thinking about the future of software.
Anne Trubek patiently explains how publishing works and, in doing so, reveals the gritty heroism of running Belt Publishing, her independent press. A must for anyone curious about how the books they love get made.
How Other Internet describes itself—“an in-the-world research lab for new institutional models and theories”—gives the group permission to be both at the forefront of Web3 governance and to casually toss off new ways of thinking about education. It’s all informed by deep reading of the kinds of figures, like Charles Taylor, that aren’t enough drafted into contemporary tech and social discourse.
Drew Austin’s superpower is revealing how technology, by reshaping how we relate to each other, has quietly reshaped the cities we call home. They might look about the same to you and me; Kneeling Bus counters that myopia and offers ideas about what should come next.
“My dream is to easily circle back, to be in a state of continually returning, to the ideas, people, and environments that most animate me.” I’ve found, for the better part of a decade, that what animates Laurel Schwulst reliably invigorates my own thinking and creativity.
A daily dose of the unexpected (and unexpectedly interesting). Expanding outward from Noah and Colin’s work in marketing, tech/AI, travel, and hospitality, this newsletter ranges widely—and yes, is always interesting. I also love its Monday Media Diet entries.
Philosophical reflections on technology, the self, and our relations. If you recognize the names Arendt, Ellul, Illich, and Postman, you’ll savor Sacasas’s reflections on them. If you don’t, this newsletter is also a wonderful introduction to their thinking and demonstration of their relevance.
When the rest of us got to the intersection of tech and culture, we found Sarah Hromack had already built a house and moved in. Her decades of experience at institutions like the Pratt Institute, the Whitney Museum, and SFMOMA infuses this “slow trend report,” which is as likely to include fashion tips and TV recs as it is to envision how high culture participates in the Apple Vision Pro ecosystem. Always heterodox, always fascinating.