Thank you. Thank you for your readership, your comments, feedback, and engagement over the years. As previous essays have highlighted, I am going through a critical moment in my time with community and online communication. As part of that, I hope this list could become something new—a place to share processes, thoughts, and experimentation.
In 2021, I will keep developing the circle work, which started with Community 2020, a meta community, which is now called Thirdness. More on the plans here.
In line with this work, I repositioned my practice to focus on helping to find, articulate and integrate creative surplus.
My commitment to you: is to show up in this email every week with generous thinking. This list is a place where we will explore the difference between creativity and production, between the performative and the transformative, and between value aggregation and value creation.
In my notes, right now, I am writing:
- A manifesto for aesthetics.
- Chapter for an RSA report on the future of education.
- Planning for the first CBS (on Studio culture during COVID).
I will soon be moving you to the free trial of the paid membership at the end of the year, which will give you 14 days.
I will be lying if I said that the non-paid would see no emails, but I will write those under a very different lens to the one above.
If you can’t pay or know anyone who might benefit (but can’t pay), please email me directly.