✍🏻 Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever? by John Seabrook. "In a job setting, social capital is accumulated by working in the presence of others, and depleted during virtual interactions. [Microsoft's C.E.O., Satya] Nadella told the Times he was concerned that 'maybe we are burning some of the social capital we built up in this phase where we are all working remote. What’s the measure for that?'"
📷 Photography through the Eyes of a Machine - an interview to Mario Klingemann. "I’m of the unpopular opinion that true imagination does not exist. Our brains are not capable of creating something from nothing. Obviously, we are great at combining knowledge and ideas that we have observed or learned during our life and to transform them into something different. But in order to do that, we first have to have seen, heard or read raw information somewhere else."
🌊 The Island of Sea Woman by Lisa See. I'm enjoying this gem of historical fiction about the Korean woman divers on Jeju Island, recommended to me by Heather Lech. "No one picks a friend for us; we come together by choice. We are not tied together through ceremony or the responsibility to create a son; we tie ourselves together through moments. The spark when we first meet. Laughter and tears shared. Secrets packed away to be treasured, hoarded, and protected. The wonder that someone can be so different from you and yet still understand your heart in a way no one else ever will."
Lastly, here are the latest stories from my sketches newsletter.
✉ A world without email
🏗 The urban sketching habit
🎧 Each sketch is different
🌨 Snow emergency and sunny walks