You think that the stream will satisfy you, that the browser will enlighten you, that this app will complete you, that those likes will fill you.
Tag Archives: consumption
Sifting through my digital detritus
some rare moments of light
of the weight
I wish to escape
On Home, Things, and a Tiny House on Wheels
On home, space, and the accumulation of stuff.
On (Un)organized Consumption
I guess, deep down, I do enjoy the labyrinthine-ness of the web. I complain about feeling left behind. About not knowing the best ways to do something. But I’ve never really been someone who expects — or wants — to conquer each minute of the day, to be some kind of marvel of productivity.
Still Thinking About Now: On Twitter and (Real) Time
I think of the expiration dates we stamp on produce at the supermarket. How when we place items on shelves, we instantly date their freshness. I think about tweets in the same way: once unleashed for all to see, how long can they sit before they’re irrelevant? Before they’re kicked out of the conversation of now?
On (New) Ways of Photographing and Consuming
I show a similar disinterest in my photography. Process and context are increasingly less significant. I’m preoccupied instead with creating the perfect shot for any given moment—worthy of an avatar, of a Facebook cover photo—and discarding the rest. A single unit is easier and faster to create—and consume.
Roots vs. Wanderlust: On Home, Accumulation & What’s Missing
It’s quite confusing, all of this.
How seeing the accumulation of my things in a space that I own is both exciting and suffocating. How roots and wanderlust continue to battle. How I am eager for “home” to be something concrete, but know that no place I inhabit will feel like home until I have the one thing that’s missing.