Fresh and New has moved over to a new service called Buttondown. If you’re already a subscriber then you will have moved over, but if not, then you’ll…
It’s alive! I’m conscious that the last time I wrote to you was a month ago! But its been busy.
Thanks to Dan Cohen’s tweet going viral after the last episode I need to welcome a lot of new readers! So “hi!” (and thanks Dan!)
Hello 2021. Feels just like 2020 with a tiny bit less dread, right? Or maybe just a different kind of dread. I started writing this one several times…
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I’ve been doing a bunch of talks recently and several folks asked me to write them up rather than let them stay ephemeral moments. This shift to the…
Things are looking a little different today. Like everyone I know, we anxiously awaited the US election results, constantly refreshing web pages with…
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725 to zero. It’s been a remarkable turnaround in Melbourne. The lockdown has been hard and relentless but tonight there is much celebration. Even our…
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There’s a hot wind blowing through Melbourne and for the past two nights the tall eucalyptus tree outside the bedroom window has been rattling the…
The recently released new Google Arts & Culture experiment, Gael Hughes’ An Ocean of Books, is a cute but telling example of the challenges of large…
The Whitney’s recent exhibition cancellation controversy is yet another reminder that an art museum is not the same as a social history museum. Power…
August is a cold month in Melbourne. Our rental is particularly poorly designed with only low efficiency airconditioning that pretends to be heating. No…
Fifty. I didn’t expect to get to fifty of these little missives when I started writing them. When I started this writing there was no real goal in mind…