RW Quarterly Report: Luxury atoms, My Wikipedian, new address, and Design & Violence giveaway. Etc.
|Rob Walker||Dec 30, 2015|
Opening theme: “Losing My Edge,” by LCD Soundsystem
[ 1. ] NEWS
New mailing address, in New Orleans, can be found in the fine print below.
--> GIVEAWAY! I ended up with two copies of the superlative Design and Violence catalog. So I am giving one away. Express interest with an email to email@example.com within one week of today. Winner will be chosen via secret algorithm.
The mighty Unconsumption Tumblr is going on indefinite hiatus. But what a run! Details here.
[ 2. ] SOME RECENT STUFF
Digital Culture, Meet Analog Fever. Essay on the luxification of atoms for The New York Times Sunday Review.
New series "Talking Money," for Money.com: Conversations with interesting, creative people ... about money. So far: Dan Ariely, Wendell Pierce, Bethany McLean, Roman Mars. Collected here. (Future suggestions welcome.)
Maker's Row: Connecting designers with American factories. Article for Bloomberg Businessweek, here.
Lots of good Workologist questions lately.
--> Audio experiment! My submission to ABC RN (Australia) Pocketdocs competition — my first attempt at both recording and editing audio. N.O. Names: Siri Vs. New Orleans (Mis)Pronunciation.
[ 3. ] PLUGS
Robert W. Harwood has published a second, updated, and definitive edition of I Went Down To St. James Infirmary, his fantastic deep dive into the secret history of that familiar song. I have long been obsessed with the tune myself, and can assure you this is the ultimate statement on the subject, and a great read.
"Gromm•It, an art/media project by journalist Paul Lukas, explores the juxtapositions resulting from the installation of metal grommets in unlikely surfaces, especially foodstuffs." Can't recommend this highly enough.
 JUST LOOKING
[ 5. ] Playlist "Funky Drummer," Rim Kwaku Obeng
"María Se Lama," El Vez
"Cumbia De Donde," Calexico
"War Pigs," Doombalaya
"Goin' Down Slowly," Poynter sisters
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