Super interesting article about emergent ant behavior and superorganism memory. (Ants are fascinating, it’s fun comparing ant colonies to our own brains.)
(Also: Radiolab’s episode about emergence is one of my favorites!)
“The Triumphs and Tribulations of Towboats on the Mississippi River”, Atlas Obscura, Oct. 2019.
Wild article about some insanely badass people hauling barges on the Mississippi.
Review of Ross Douthat’s “The Decadent Society: How we became the Victims of our own Success”, outlining “four aspects of decadence: stagnation (technological and economic mediocrity), sterility (declining birth rates), sclerosis (institutional failure), and repetition (cultural exhaustion).”
- Poolside.FM - Great combo of chill house music, 90s videos and a Macintosh interface
- Austin Kleon writes about artist Hedda Sterne
- “I Am the Love Man”: A Valentine’s Day Interview with David Krueger and Ben Marcus (The Comics Journal)
- The Bristol Board - Comics tumblr with a lot of amazing art
- Anamorphic images (like, whoa)