The Frowniest Spot on Earth, Will Self reviews Aerotropolis: I haven’t read Aeretopolis but it sounds like your standard sort of Ted Talk techno-salesmanship. Not reading the book shouldn’t stop you from reading this review. Will Self is insightful and interesting. The whole review is great just as a stand alone piece. Aereoplis may as well not even exist.
THE GEOLOGY OF MORALS: What I like most here is the division between a metaphor and an abstract machine. Full of chewy bits.
The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like: I like this and agree totally with it. Probably because I drink as much coffee as I like.
Acid, Chirpstory: Some fellow takes acid, goes to a frat BBQ and live-tweets the whole thing. It made my insides smile.
Alexander Vasilievich Mossolov, Symphony of Machines-Steel Foundry: An early Soviet ode to the the era of industrialization in which “the machine symbolised power and reality: its beauty, the attraction of things objective and inexorable.” In other words, the opposite of acid.
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