Brendan Dawes
The Aesthetics of Form and Code

That Was The Week That Was — 19th April 2020

Saw these Masuya Monakai notebooks, but so far have resisted clicking the add to cart button.

Talking of notebooks, this piece in Fast Company extols the benefits of using paper instead of digital devices.

Watched Gucci: The Director, and to be honest it was pretty boring. She's too nice to make a movie about.

Been catching up on back issues of The New Yorker. Read an interesting piece about Abigail Disney and her part in the organisation to get rich rich people to pay more tax. Bob Isner sounds a complete dick.

Also read a long piece on Fiona Apple on the back of her new album Fetch the Bolt Cutters. Paul Thomas Anderson sounds a complete dick.

My friend Jude Pullen had a lovely little hack to add lights to not just protective glasses but anything metal.

Tried to read this Stephen Wolfram piece about an all encompassing theory of everything, but my head exploded.

The world is going to hell in hand-cart, so I bought nice socks from Peper Harow.

Lovely short film about social distancing.

Used this command line You Tube download utility to download this Royal Ballet performance for something I wanted to try out in Houdini using the DensePose AI. Results for far are promising.

Identified plants in the garden using the very useful Picture This app.