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Monday, July 15th, 2019

NeXT Software and Peripherals catalog Fall 1989

Brian found this scanned copy of a NeXT manual on the Internet Archive. I feel a great fondness for this machine after our CERN project.

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Checked in at Bellbridge Hotel. 🎵🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Bellbridge Hotel. 🎵🎶 — with Jessica

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Checked in at Miltown Malbay. 💃🏻 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Miltown Malbay. 💃🏻 — with Jessica

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎵 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎵 — with Jessica

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Checked in at Tom Malone's Pub & Market House. 🎵 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tom Malone’s Pub & Market House. 🎵 — with Jessica

Checked in at Tom Malone's Pub & Market House. 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Tom Malone’s Pub & Market House. 🎶 — with Jessica

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎵 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎵 — with Jessica

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Checked in at Clery's. 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Clery’s. 🎶 — with Jessica

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Checked in at Armada Hotel. 🎶 map

Checked in at Armada Hotel. 🎶

Checked in at Hillery's. 🎵 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Hillery’s. 🎵 — with Jessica

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎶 — with Jessica

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Friels Pub. 🎶 — with Jessica

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

The Hiding Place: Inside the World’s First Long-Term Storage Facility for Highly Radioactive Nuclear Waste - Pacific Standard

Robert McFarlane’s new book is an exploration of deep time. In this extract, he visits the Onkalo nuclear waste storage facility in Finland.

Sometimes we bury materials in order that they may be preserved for the future. Sometimes we bury materials in order to preserve the future from them.

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Movie Knight

I mentioned how much I enjoyed Mike Hill’s talk at Beyond Tellerrand in Düsseldorf:

Mike gave a talk called The Power of Metaphor and it’s absolutely brilliant. It covers the monomyth (the hero’s journey) and Jungian archetypes, illustrated with the examples Star Wars, The Dark Knight, and Jurassic Park.

At Clearleft, I’m planning to reprise the workshop I did a few years ago about narrative structure—very handy for anyone preparing a conference talk, blog post, case study, or anything really:

Ellen and I have been enjoying some great philosophical discussions about exactly what a story is, and how does it differ from a narrative structure, or a plot. I really love Ellen’s working definition: Narrative. In Space. Over Time.

This led me to think that there’s a lot that we can borrow from the world of storytelling—films, novels, fairy tales—not necessarily about the stories themselves, but the kind of narrative structures we could use to tell those stories. After all, the story itself is often the same one that’s been told time and time again—The Hero’s Journey, or some variation thereof.

I realised that Mike’s monomyth talk aligns nicely with my workshop. So I decided to prep my fellow Clearlefties for the workshop with a movie night.

Popcorn was popped, pizza was ordered, and comfy chairs were suitably arranged. Then we watched Mike’s talk. Everyone loved it. Then it was decision time. Which of three films covered in the talk would we watch? We put it to a vote.

It came out as an equal tie between Jurassic Park and The Dark Knight. How would we resolve this? A coin toss!

The toss went to The Dark Knight. In retrospect, a coin toss was a supremely fitting way to decide to watch that film.

It was fun to watch it again, particularly through the lens of Mike’s analyis of its Jungian archetypes.

But I still think the film is about game theory.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. 🎶 — with Jessica map

Checked in at Jolly Brewer. 🎶 — with Jessica

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. The Bombadils — with Jessica map

Checked in at The Lord Nelson Inn. The Bombadils — with Jessica

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

Checked in at Free Haus. Souvlaki — with Jessica map

Checked in at Free Haus. Souvlaki — with Jessica

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

Checked in at Brighton Dome. An evening with Nick Cave — with Jessica map

Checked in at Brighton Dome. An evening with Nick Cave — with Jessica

Checked in at Royal Pavilion Gardens. with Jessica map

Checked in at Royal Pavilion Gardens. with Jessica

Checked in at Holler Brewery And Tap Room. Post Patterns Day — with Jessica, Inayaili, Emil, Paul map

Checked in at Holler Brewery And Tap Room. Post Patterns Day — with Jessica, Inayaili, Emil, Paul