Note Im writing this blogpost in the new wordpress visual editor thing. It’s crap and laggy as hell. Missing a bunch of features. Just Awful.
It’s been a busy week for me (in comparison to other weeks recently).
Monday Eve passed her driving test in the morning so we were all very pleased about that. We all had a celebration obviously.
Tuesday was extremely domestic with appointments in the morning and later on in the day in kingston and back in Surbiton in the evening.
Wednesday I battled South Western Railway’s consistently piss poor service to arrive *on time* for lunchtime/early afternoon at Furtherfield. To discuss both the previously mentioned citizen scifi project and also a futurescapes project. Graham from spiralseed was there – whilst we have met before, it was the first time we have interacted in any great length.
Also, Mr James Taylor (AKA @LondonPrmcultr) was also at the same meeting, we’ve been tracking each other online for years at this point i think and it was good to ‘meat’ him IRL as it were. The discussion about the projects was fruitful but the best bit was being in the 12 pins at 3pm with them both. It’s one of the first times i’ve been able to nerd out about permaculture with people who are so deep in the discipline they teach PDC’s etc.
Following those drinks relocated to meet Mr Goth: Proprietor and president of https://xenogothic.com in soho. I arrived half cut, but you always start as you mean to go on when you’re meeting people off the internet i suppose. We had fantastic conversation about the state of the L/U/R/ACC milieu including the tech world. We ended up in the phoenix just behind the old BHS building and had a nice chat with a property man
Thursday morning was spent moving quite slowly after the evening before. But then went into town for the evening to eat dinner at Lima in Fitzrovia. Im not going to say who I had dinner with but it was absolutely fucking fantastic. I wouldn’t go back to that place if given the choice.
Friday was the landscape citizenships symposium at Conway hall, initiated in part by the good Tim Waterman – another internet acquaintance I’ve met via Furtherfield. You may remember I spoke about Kennith Olwig and his concept of landscape in episode 3 of permanently moved way back in April. He closed out the symposium and went off on one hard about the philosophy of euclidean geometry and how it relates to maps in reference to every thing he’d heard during the day.
A real highlight for me to be honest!
It was also a pleasure to sit next to the previously mentioned Good Mr LondonPrmcultr at the venue and have him as conference buddy for the day. We had many good chats reacting to what was going on with the academic talks. After that we went for beers with Andy Goldring the Boss of the UK Permaculture Association. That whole conversation smoking outside in the misty streets of london was fantastic. Realy realy facianting.
Saturday I went to St Albans to see the extended fams. I ate a delicious mushroom burger.
But now it’s sunder and I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather since I got in last night.
I didn’t record a permanently moved this week. But I may record two next week. I have a few things to respond to having been at the landscape citizenships conference
Dipping the stacks
Hauntology, Lost Futures and 80s Nostalgia
That “ethics in hamburger journalism” article but I forgot to bookmark it Im sure you know the article im talking about.
Understanding Platforms through Value Chain Maps
Visions of Ether: How major narratives of Ethereum and $ETH have evolved over time.
It’s all going quite well actually.
I haven’t been reading much this week, I used quite a bit of time traveling on the train to catch up on podcasts.
This interview with Eza Kline is really interesting: Whitney Phillips explains how Trump controls the media. So is the interview between rogan and the swimmer guy
Been a good week for music tbh. The news of the year has to be that there is a new mineral track – their first new song in 20 years.
I also finally got round to listening to Art Pop champion Kimbra’s new Album Primal Heart. It’s a mixed bag but there’s a bunch of amazing stand out tracks.