Scott Mackenzie

Tales from the tips of the fingers of the desk of the human with thoughts of drastic action 👀 but lack of outright effort.

My work centers on interaction, interface and perception. This emerges through the creation of systems and experiences 🌀 that connect and delight Here, I capture observations and semi-curious musings:
A steady stream of virtual existence 👀

Skim Mountain

“Devs are very sensitive to puffery and cringe,” says Callahan. “Traditional tactics like headlines and manifestos fall flat. Clarity and vision are much more important because they showcase the benefit as well as a long term potential for use.”

Agency DAOs

When we use technology to get there fast. And the faster we get there the less worth is the place of arrival

Alan Watts, Pursuit of Pleasure

For our winter culture preview, our critics round up the most exciting events on the jam-packed calendar. Oscar season—which kicked off earlier than usual, this summer, with two culture-dominating blockbusters—is in full swing, with such delights as Bradley Cooper’s “Maestro,” a bio-pic of Leonard Bernstein centered on his love life; Ava DuVernay’s “Origin,” about the journalist Isabel Wilkerson’s path to writing the seminal book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”.

Emerald Fennell’s louche fish-out-of-water fantasy “Saltburn”; and Yorgos Lanthimos’s “Poor Things,” starring Emma Stone as a woman brought back to life by a scheming scientist. At the theatre, we’re looking forward to Michael R. Jackson and Anna K.

Jacobs’s musical adaptation of the kooky-scary vagina-dentata movie “Teeth.” St. Ann’s Warehouse puts on “Life & Times of Michael K,” adapted, with puppets (by Handspring, of “War Horse”), from J. M. Coetzee’s 1983 novel of apartheid-driven civil war in South Africa.

Seeking a burst of joy? Sutton Foster appears in “Once Upon a Mattress,” for the “Encores!” series, just a couple of weeks before heading to Broadway to step into Annaleigh Ashford’s bloody good comedic shoes as Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd,” opposite Aaron Tveit as the titular lead, who replaces Josh Groban, in February. (There’s still time to catch the excellent original cast.) Madonna graces both Barclays and Madison Square Garden with the Celebration Tour (the set list appears to be epic), and Mariah Carey rings in the holidays as only Mariah can, also at M.S.G. Then the chilly months are warmed up by Mitski, Sleater-Kinney, and Brittany Howard (of Alabama Shakes).

I have noticed several times that it is to beginners that strange things happen, and often, I think, to beginners only.

Robert Aickman, Cold Hand in Mine

The new rules

Scott Mackenzie

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