Books, streams, and podcasts

MARCH 21, 2022

Hi, friends—

It ain't easy to cope with our expectations, and often we don't manage to master the art of stress-free productivity as we commit to more things than we can tackle.

Since the start of the year, I've read Andrew Witt's book, Formulations, and recently got back to reading The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Even though I enjoy non-fiction books, I'm trying to read a bit more fiction. I borrowed the Kindle version of Dune from Boston's Public Library, and it's a fun read after watching the movie on the big screen. I wonder what my mind would imagine for each of the characters had I not seen the movie yet. It's hard to guess.

I continue to do weekly streams. At the moment, I'm studying the so-called virtual sketching framework, a computer program that can turn raster line drawings into vector curves—a series of points with x and y coordinates. Last week, we looked at Bézier curves and learned (yes, learned, as I didn't know) how to draw them. I intend to continue with the development of the online Suggestive Drawing web app and the Intro to Machine Intelligence for Designers course. (If you're interested in contributing to any of these projects, reach out on Discord!)

Regarding the podcast, I'm soon to be releasing a long-form conversation with Andrew Witt on how mathematics and computational methods transformed how we design and make art, how Andrew managed to put a big project like this together, his research method, his take on creativity, work, life, machine intelligence, the crypto space, and much, much more. And I hope to record another episode with a visual artist I highly admire in the next few weeks. (More on this soon.)

In the meanwhile, I'd love to hear from you. Send me a voice note and let me know what you're enjoying the most from the blog, the live stream, or the podcast. (It means a lot and will make me extremely happy.)

All that said, I continue to enjoy the process, pushing through the hard parts and dodging the busyness.

Much love,