Mike Winkelmann’s story — the way he tells it, and the way that it’s depicted — is a modern version of the classic story of ‘the artist’. Winkelmann was working a boring job when he started tinkering with visual art. It was something he’d always wanted to do. He’d heard about an illustrator from the UK who did one sketch a day, and he decided to try doing the same thing as a form of practice. He posted his progress, daily, on his website in a collection that he called ‘Everydays’. That was almost fourteen years ago, and he’s still going: Winkelmann is up to over 5,100 consecutive days of creating a picture and posting it online. That’s an impressive, if not incredible, act of determination and willpower. Today he has a pretty big following — 2.1 million on Instagram, if that’s a metric that means something.

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  • #0004

    It’s sad to think that no one ever gifted Hegel a good quality paintbrush, some canvases, and a bunch of nice paints. (Or maybe he was too paralysed by what we today can identify as “perfectionism” to try playing with them?)

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  • #0003

    Crazy to consider how Hot Chip are mortal, i.e. humans just like the rest of us.  Like, this song (even as a mere demo) is Perfect—except for one thing that is so explicitly, glaringly not good that you don’t even need to be in Hot Chip to notice it. And removing it is such an…

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  • #0002

    NASA is launching a streaming service called NASA Plus. Which kind of sounds like it might be a space-themed C-Span that you have to pay for. But will it be free? Yes! Will it have ads? No! (This rules. Like, hell yeah. Welcome to the future!) (Also, I’m not sure the Verge knows what a…

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