Winning Slowly

There are plenty of podcasts that will tell you how the latest tech gadget or “innovation” will affect the tech landscape tomorrow, but there aren’t that many concerned with the potential impact of that tech in a decade—much less a century. In a culture obsessed with now, how can we make choices with a view for tomorrow, next year, and beyond? 25–35-minute episodes released the first and third Wednesdays of the month.


episode 5: 2.05: Beauty-Making

Show Notes

In which we ask: What exactly is art? Specifically, is photography art? But more generally, can anyone actually define art? How does the difficulty in defining art affect the makers of art, and why do people spend so much time trying to draw lines around it? How have democratizing forces changed the nature of art in the last few decades, and what does that bode for our future?

Before You Go

N.B. In addition to the clarifications Stephen offered, we should note that Chris’ initial description overstated the case a bit. The law did not technically forbid classes from teaching AP US History. It just, you know… promised to defund the teaching thereof.

  • “Changes in AP history trigger a culture clash in Colorado”
  • “Why Oklahoma Lawmakers Voted to Ban AP U.S. History”
  • “Just What I Needed” by Wonderful Humans. Used by permission.
  • “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho. Still delightful? We think yes.
  • “The $6.5m canyon: it’s the most expensive photograph ever – but it’s like a hackneyed poster in a posh hotel”
  • “Why does our Instagram generation think its snaps are so special?”
  • The Olympus OM–10—the camera Stephen learned to shoot darkroom-style with.
  • “I know it when I see it”—the history of the phrase.
  • Chris’ snail picture on Instagram
  • Previously on the show:

    • 1.18: Keep on Keepin’ On
GIFs! Stephen’s Favorites

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