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I find you the finest reading material in my weekly “Linkfest”

Clive Thompson

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Monday’s over. You survived!

Before you start work today, ease back for an hour.

You can pretend to work while you attentively read my Linkfest for this week, filled with mind-expanding reading …

1) 🏘️ Photos of abandoned historic buildings

Romain Veillon is a photographer who hunts down gorgeous buildings of the past — libraries, ballrooms, theaters — that have been abandoned for years, and takes pictures of what they look like now.

It’s spooky stuff. Interestingly, many of the buildings are not, as I’d have expected, trashed or devastated. They’re just … eroded by time, dust, entropy, and creeping vegetable life. As fubiz quotes Veillon …

Over the pages, you will see the floors covering with dust, the walls crack, the wood rotting and finally the vegetation gradually invade these places which once were full of life ; thus reminding us of the need for a harmonious life with our habitat, who will not be able to resist for long the ecological pressure that Man puts on him. Through this journey, I take you with me to discover these palaces…

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Clive Thompson

I write 2X a week on tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer at NYT mag/Wired; author, “Coders”. @clive@saturation.social clive@clivethompson.net