James on what’s beneath the surface. “This wilful anti-technicalism, which is a form of anti-intellectualism, mirrors the present cultural obsession with nostalgia, retro and vintage which was one of the spurs for the entire New Aesthetic project.”
James: “…there’s no such thing as avant-gardes anymore. … But it leads to that idea of there being avant-garde figures that are ahead of everything else. But there’s not. It’s just me, looking at this stuff, and going, ‘Have you seen this? Have you actually seen it?’”
I keep forgetting the name of this alternative to forwardhq.com (née Showoff.io).
Thanks all. Looks like the bread problem is either the flour, water, yeast, salt, the wrong setting or the weather. Simple! :)
@derivadow Thanks. Yes, it’s been the last few loaves like this, so I should try switching one of those to start with.
@moongolfer On the same setting that’s been fine until a loaf or two back. No salt. Maybe I’ll try more water.
@engineeringdept I can’t hear you, all sound is bending in a weird way and… HEEEee e l p .
@bensummers Ah, maybe! I’ll try a new bag on the next one. The subtleties of all this have passed me by.
@bensummers No, but thanks for the idea. Next time. I’m following a recipe that was fine until a couple of loaves or so ago.
@phl Exactly! I tried but the magnificent terrain isn’t properly captured in a still.
@anneholiday Going from past experience this will taste even more “healthy” than the seeded wholemeal usually does.
@Farctum Whatever, I’m looking forward to finding whatever bits of ancient history are preserved inside.
@anneholiday I know and these days it’s always uneven and fissured and I’m not looking forward to eating it. Grrr.
Why does my breadmaker bread keep ending up like this? vine.co/v/blgVpVZAKuI
Jokes about the New Aesthetic and salons currently interspersed with a list of names from the @BLAST_Manifesto.
@engineeringdept “Today, Tom is sporting a chromakey green Guantanamo hood and a Fitbit bandolier.”
@jwheare No, thanks. Have there been any updates “over the coming weeks”?
@engineeringdept I’m already planning my wardrobe. What does one wear to a salon?
@whoisdanw One day in the future I’ll find that URL, click it, and there’ll be someone else’s blurred face drinking coffee.
@whoisdanw Also, zooming in, I think I may have finally found my new avatar.
Wondering what percentage of all those tweets I’ve read would make sense to me-20-years-ago. Single figures?