By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Readers, this is the start of a long weekend, and I’m going to relax by digging up quackgrass in the garden. So unfortunately, I will not be able to comment on the Clinton email hairball, which certainly is breaking at a convenient time!
Here are some questions instead:
1) Do you think the robots are going to take everybody’s job, or is that narrative being driven a combination of thuggish behavior by employers who want to screw cheap labor, and whacky glibertarian squillionaires with bright ideas? Or both!
2) What forms of visual art are you looking at, why, what do you think of them, and how?
3) What’s on the grill for Memorial Day? And what’s in the cooler?
Readers, feel free to contact me with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, and (c) to find out how to send me images of plants. Vegetables are fine! Fungi are deemed to be honorary plants! See the previous Water Cooler (with plant) here. And here’s today’s plant (Maggie):
Malibu Creek once more….
Readers, I don’t select plant images for “artistic merit” (which is no knock on Maggie’s lovely photo). I select them if they seem important to the reader, or if they convey a moral, or remind me of a story, randomly… Or if they display formal properties that make them beautiful, at least in the eyes of some; Isolato, in correspondence, calls this “dancing the eye through the frame.” So if you take your pictures for that reason, perhaps, when and if you submit a picture, you could draw attention to those formal properties, and in that way we will educate the eyes of all readers.