That’s why we’re all living like coastal grandmothers while also somehow welcoming back indie sleaze as fast fashion retailers push out low-rise jeans. But it’s not that trends are moving quickly: It’s that, as always, different people are doing different things. We’ve just never had such a holistic view of them, and our brains are trying to make sense of it all.
— Kate Lindsay, TikTok is the town square now
We could delete all of our accounts, but how would we find out if we've been invited to get birthday drinks?
It’s actually about tools. It’s actually removing myself entirely and making things for other people to do stuff.” I decided making tools is the nicest thing you can do as an artist.
Thus, the term cloud refers to the same cultural fantasy of its analog namesake—what cultural historian Steven Connor calls the “belief in the air as the abode of the endless”: inexhaustible, limitless, invisible.
“We want to think of the internet as a physical place. It is not about making the virtual physical, but rather to argue that the virtual also exists physically.”
— Woon Tien Wei