Monday, May 13, 2024 | RECENT NOTES

The 5 Marx Brothers

Someone took the final photograph of all five Marx Brothers. Well, obviously. Someone had to.

I came across it and then found out the circumstances in which someone took it. I did not find out anything more about someone though.



Bryan Alexander sent me a note yesterday asking if I had heard of Solein, the new Finnish protein made out of air. I had indeed.

I had bookmarked three articles over the last three years but never got around to posting any of them. Byran nudged me and so here they come.


Sunday, June 9, 2024 | THE TIME OF DAY


Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | ESSAYS

Commonplacing: an extension of memory

These are notes from a talk I gave at a conference called Digital Memories, in Salzburg, on March 17, 2009. In this I look at the almost-forgotten art of commonplacing, and ask whether we can revive it digitally.

And whether we should bother.

This presentation formed part of the development of the idea of the memi, which formed the basis of my MA project at TAIK in Helsinki.