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. I’ve spent the last few weeks with my colleagues launch…
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!) As some of you are ne…
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 t…
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 ep…
Things are looking a little different today. Like everyone I know, we anxiously awaited the US election results, constantly refreshing web pages with t…
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Our cats pretending to imitate Annie Leibovitz’s John & Yoko. Photo by G. I’m procrastinating another task by completing this one. Yes, it’s gotten to …
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 he…
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 a…
(Air conditioners in Hong Kong, 2019) August is a cold month in Melbourne. Our rental is particularly poorly designed with only low efficiency aircondi…
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…