Long before the pandemic started but especially during it, “stuff” has seemed to inexorably fill up any domestic space we make available for it, almost…
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In recent months—probably sometime during the winter—I started noticing that the internet felt crowded, the first time I can recall truly feeling that …
Drew Austin
This week I wrote an essay for Real Life about the creator economy, the ongoing monetization of the web, and the speculative tendencies that are unleas…
Drew Austin
A few weeks ago, I had a conversation on Clubhouse with Salman Ansari about pandemic urbanism—what has happened to cities in the past year and what we …
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If you grow up in the suburbs, a familiar experience is going over to a friend’s house for the first time and recognizing its layout as identical to th…
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One of the defining images of the urban environment during the past year has been restaurant and retail interiors suddenly repurposed as makeshift stor…
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One broad narrative about Western urbanism over the past several centuries is that cities have continuously grown cleaner, quieter, and more appealing …
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I got a new iPhone last week after four years with an iPhone 7 that felt barely functional by the end of my time with it—I’m one of those people who wa…
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One last reminder that tomorrow (March 20th) at 2PM EDT, I’ll be on Clubhouse chatting with Salman Ansari about cities, technology, and the future of u…
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Next Saturday, March 20th @ 2PM EST, I’ll be on Clubhouse chatting with Salman Ansari about cities, technology, and the future of urbanization—basicall…
Drew Austin
Next Saturday, March 20th @ 2PM EST, I’ll be on Clubhouse chatting with Salman Ansari about cities, technology, and the future of urbanization—basicall…
Drew Austin
Right now, artificial scarcity is everywhere, and as it flourishes (can scarcity flourish?) it’s harder than ever to distinguish from real scarcity, wh…
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