The conservation of outrage, attention, and care in urgent conditions

A month ago, I was so close to cleaning up my act. In the long gaping months of election season, I had become more and more addicted to news and commentary, sometimes spending hours each morning reading about the latest … Continue reading

Holograms revisited

I was pleased to find, while trawling the Internet this morning, that the idea of simulating depth by animating old stereograph cards—which I explored here last April—has gone big with a new website at the New York Public Library (the … Continue reading

Midterm report of the Deck Chair Rearranging Committee

Since I am by my own admission a man more of veneers and superficiality than of action and output, my various attempts at self-publishing through the years have been troubled by an inability to satisfy myself with the design and … Continue reading