RW Quarterly Report: New "Where Were You?" ... Flashed anthology giveway ... etc.
|Rob Walker||Apr 8, 2016|
Opening theme: “Losing My Edge,” by LCD Soundsystem
[ 1. ] NEWS
The latest installment of "Where Were You?," my long-running journal/obituary mashup series, is available online now, here. You should be able to download a PDF from that link, and I believe what you get will work with a Kindle or Kindle app, etc. Let me know if you have problems with your reader of choice. This is a 2014-2015 digital-only "double issue." The 2013 edition, which I believe was previously available only in print, is also digital now, here.
I’m speaking April 16 at Design Week Portland. Lots of cool and interesting people are speaking there as well. Registration closes this Sunday. Details here.
Letter From Nola (and New Orleans, Too): A three-part series on Medium, perhaps of particular interest to Letters From New Orleans fans? I appreciate any feedback on this: I would like to make it the beginning of a new cycle under the heading "Letters From Here" — but since that would likely be a 100% independent enterprise, it would be great to know who might be interested.
--> GIVEAWAY! I'm not sure why I sometimes end up with two copies of things, but it has happened again with Flashed: Sudden Stories In Comics and Prose. This is a really cool anthology, by Josh Neufeld and Sari Wilson, offering a “fresh take on the exquisite corpse method.” It includes the first (and only) fiction I have written since college. I am giving away the extra copy. Express interest with an email to email@example.com within one week of today. Winner will be chosen via secret algorithm.
[ 2. ] OTHER RECENT STUFF
New Orleans Vs. Airbnb. Feature for The New York Times Sunday Business section.
Visiting Mmuseumm. Podcast interview with Alex Kalman for The Organist.
The ankle monitor: A wearable-tech history. Feature for Good.
[ 3. ] PLUGS
SVA Design Research Design Writing & Research Summer Intensive. Great program. (Also, I'm involved.)
"Everything In Its Right Place," thoughtful look at objects and memory, on Memory Motel. (Also, I'm interviewed.)
"The View From The Road," touring comedians talk on Home: Stories From L.A. episode
Sidewalk Kintsukuroi, courtesy of The Awesome Foundation
Juggalos and the law. Excellent Life of the Law episode
What Was The Author Photo? Very good essay on The Awl
An appreciation (sort of) of plastic bags. Nicely done
[ 4. ] JUST LOOKING
[ 5. ] Playlist "Queen Bitch (FK1000 Remix)," by David Bowie vs. Fort Knox Five & Ursula 1000
"I Want To F— You Till I'm Dead," by Yacht
"You're The One," Deering and Down
"Pretective Boy," Skating Polly
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