Beach Milk

Christian McCrea
Long-form little tiny histories, weird connections between distant objects, design stories, anything that bursts and bubbles with intensity.
Created 27 Aug 2019
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  • Birdfall
    07 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    I. I turned my head to the left and up, catching a fast-moving shape darting above the treeline. The skysmoke bubbled away in a particular shade of orange, I remember. #FA8128, “Tangerine”, if you wan...
  • An Art History of The Bad Concept Video
    30 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    A few minutes into the ersatz 1991 “Meaning of Life” informercial for Phillips CD-i, the omniabsent salesgod speaking to our cheerful white dad stand-in, Phil, gets a little rude. Phil is teased that ...
  • A Mind Forever Grinding
    10 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    I want to take you briefly down two alleyways then loop back around - gaming underneath the pandemic and the cultural question of NFTs. If you’d like an actually informative primer on NFT, I strongly ...
  • Lists and Power
    01 Jan 2021 • 10 min read
    The time of disease and the time of powerful rumours have always been the same. Perhaps one allows the other to take flight. Rumours are so often about a mislaid law; that something somewhere will sur...
  • Sniggers In the Elevator
    21 Jun 2020 • 5 min read
    I return to Substack with a Universities-focussed letter. Perhaps next time, something more fun. What gets you is the sniggers in the elevator. When the work environment contains jokes about how littl...
  • Nobody's Coming
    03 Jan 2020 • 3 min read
    As Reagan’s descent into sadness, illness and despair was becoming obvious, I was beginning school in a dusty, mouldy inner city hot box of a classroom in Paris, France. My memories of those days are ...
  • G'day and Welcome
    27 Aug 2019 • < 1 min read
    Long-form little tiny histories, weird connections between distant objects, design stories, anything that bursts and bubbles with intensity. Welcome to Beach Milk, by me, Christian McCrea. I write now...
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