AestheTech Cult

Alex Weber
Aesthetics, Technology, and Culture
Created 02 Aug 2020
  • Occult Typefaces, Troll AI, and AeStHeTiC dAtiNg
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Hi, dear reader. I’ve got lots of cool stuff for you this time! As always, feel free to reply directly to this message if you’ve got thoughts, questions, comments, love letters, hate mail, or cryptic ...
  • BEES?! In *my* city? OK! 🏙🐝👍
    26 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Aesthetics Bee-friendly urban wildflower meadows prove a hit with German city dwellers A satisfyingly simple solution to a sticky situation: want more bees? Plant more wildflowers! This is a great exa...
  • 🍦 The Weird True Story of Hacking McDonald's Ice Cream Machines
    04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I wanted to share this piece of actionable information: High quality audio makes you sound smarter. Considering that lots of meetings will continue to be extremely online for the foreseeable future, I...
  • Giant Hard Drives Are Coming 💽
    16 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Hello, dear reader! I hope you’re well. There are more deep thoughts in this edition than usual, I think. As always, feel free to reply and LMK what you’re digging. Playlist I’ve been listening to pri...
  • Octopus Selfies, French Tacos, and Mysterious Pizza 🐙🌮🍕
    21 May 2021 • 3 min read
    A Note From The Editor As per request, I’m including some music today. These are all mixes that I listened to on Mixcloud, my preferred DJ mix streaming site. If you like any in particular, let me kno...
  • Cool Computers, Wood, and the future of EVs
    06 May 2021 • 2 min read
    I enjoy these art pieces quite a lot: These jaw-dropping Macs are made of ice, honey, and dirt Peter Rojas @peterrojas I love how quantum computers look like they asked someone from a hundred years ag...
  • Better Internet, EEG Tattoos, and… Sneakers
    01 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    Note: I’m writing this well before April Fools’ Day 2021, so these links are not pranks. Be on the lookout today, though! I’ve gotten a bit more into watches after replacing my Pebble 2+HR recently wi...
  • Papua New Guinea Goes Cellular 🏝
    12 Mar 2021 • 2 min read
    Aesthetics This human did an excellent job of logging a full year’s worth of how they spent their time. The main lesson I took away from “My year in data” is that it’s certainly worth investing in qua...
  • Cyberthoughts and a Social Virus 🌐
    04 Feb 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Aesthetics Wintry Scenes From a Swedish Wonderland - The New York Times Nice article, great photos. Makes me want to travel. Also, Ice Hotel?! If you’re a user of this streaming music service, you wil...
  • Mysterious Street Art, Cockroach Emoji, and Weird LinkedIn
    14 Jan 2021 • 4 min read
    Hi all, Thanks for reading through 2020! I’ve got some fresh new ideas for 2021, and I’m looking forward to continuing this project. I have one request for you today: Please fill out this reader surve...
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