Newsletter: Ideas are sensory stimulants ūüí°


web gems

  1. “The greatest secret of a powerful memory is to bring information to life with your endless imagination.” I'm reading World Memory Champion Kevin Horsley's book¬†Unlimited Memory¬†so I can learn how to make better mental movies.
  2. Everything is design. These images of abandoned insane asylums show architecture that was designed to heal. Meanwhile, photographers have photographed the eerie industrial cities in China where no one lives.
  3. CEO of 3D Robotics and former¬†Wired¬†editor in chief Chris Anderson¬†explains¬†why “phones and drones are ‚Äúnegentropic‚ÄĚ devices” that get better over time because of upgrades in software. Cars and homes, on the other hand, are ‘entropic' devices that decline with age.
  4. “As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence,‚ÄĚ said Lao Tzu. Democracy is nimble. Here's a primer on the term¬†deep state. Like me, you may be asking so¬†who's really in control?
  5. Quote I'm chewing on: ‚ÄúI don‚Äôt really worry about the reward, but to set in motion the machinery to achieve it. My contribution will be the measure of my reward and success.‚ÄĚ —¬†Bruce Lee
  6. Minimalism¬†is “one of the most¬†gratuitous displays¬†of privilege out there.”¬†Here's a Louis Vuitton¬†an iPhone case that¬†costs seven iPhones.

digging in the crates

  1. Greymatter¬†is Brighton-based electronic producer Graham Luckhurst. After a two-year hiatus of being ‚Äúpigeonholed into deep house,‚ÄĚ he‚Äôs back with his new album¬†No Blood Without¬†on his very own label Unique Uncut. |¬†LISTEN
  2. Forest Swords¬†is The Wirral/Liverpool-based electronic producer Matthew Barnes. On his latest track ‚ÄėThe Highest Flood,‚Äô Barnes continues lacing smooth dub to haunting ghostly hooks. I suspect there are more ‚Äúancient grinds‚ÄĚ to come. |¬†LISTEN
  3. Parisian producer¬†Edn Hak¬†makes his own Burial-esque interpretation on his new¬†Reapers EP.¬†‚ÄėWanderer‚Äô is one of the standout cuts. It crackles on the surface before dipping into¬†delicate, heartwarming samples and kicks. |¬†LISTEN

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Published by Wells Baum

A daily blogger who connects the dots between arts and life.