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Brian Sholis
Brian Sholis

In this week's newsletter, I wrote about new calendar apps and coordination & context problems. Plus a new UI paradigm—dynamic views—that might help us find time and find ourselves: magazine.frontier.is/p/breaking-the…

Breaking the Grid
Our sense of time is ever-changing. Shouldn’t our calendars be, too?
Brian Sholis

Re-reading Rachel Kushner’s beautiful short essay on time, attention, and art-making … harpers.org/archive/2023/1…

Brian Sholis

David Jonathan Ross is a treasure—love his creativity and his generosity. The newest entry in his Font of the Month club is fun: djr.com/notes/daily-sp…

Brian Sholis

I have a simple criteria for judging new “mood board” platforms: do more than half the saved images depicting women feature nudity/sultry looks? If so, it’s not for me. That’s why I choose Arena over Cosmos, Savee, etc. I want whole people & ideas, not boys’ fantasies.

Brian Sholis

So many great one-ff observations in this Ryan Ruby essay about reading Marcel Proust: libertiesjournal.com/articles/readi…

Text shot that reads: "To ask after the utility of works of art is not, as is generally thought, a legitimate form of philosophical skepticism; it is a form of cultural blackmail, and should probably be refused outright. In a healthy culture, the intrinsic value of works of art would be so obvious that it would never occur to anyone to need to justify their existence in terms of their usefulness. Ours, it goes without saying, is not a healthy culture"
Brian Sholis

I wrote about two recent cyberattacks on library systems. It’s not only about the stolen and encrypted files; it’s also an equity issue. These hacks make unfair societies more unjust. magazine.frontier.is/p/out-of-circu…

Out of Circulation
Cyberattacks on library systems are an equity issue