[T]hat quest for the authentic, is the very thing that causes the world to seem...– David McRaney of You Are Not So Smart fame interviews Andrew Potter, author of The Authenticity Hoax. (As James Thurber famously put it, “Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?”)
The Most Passionate site has launched at last, with the first in a series of mini-docs on crazy, driven, and creative people. mostpassionate: My 4 minute passion doc on the owner of the Patrician grill in Toronto
Morning on Mars
expositionfairy: 6 Martian sunrises, as seen by the HiRISE orbiter. Once again, not artist’s renditions.
What would a jar of pasta sauce look like if it were entirely original? Would...– Michael Bierut in “Authenticity: A User’s Guide,” from Seventy-nine short essays on design, corroborating the idea that all creation builds on what came before, everything is a remix, and creativity is combinatorial. (ᔥ Austin Kleon)
A Flaneuse on the Loose: Some Thoughts on City... →
torontotally: On Thursday I arrived to the first City Hall meeting of my life. The biggest reason was because someone had organized a picnic to invite people for a taste of collective activism, although I was mildly aware of what was supposed to happen inside. The picnic got rained out, I forgot to eat something, and I found myself heading home after 8 AM the next day. Here are some things I...
Stuck firmly in my head this week. ...