The Art of Hidden Opportunities

“I have a plan, sir.” “Really, Baldrick? A cunning and subtle one?” “Yes, sir.” “As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?” “Yes, sir.” — Blackadder Goes Forth On the surface there appears to be little affinity between the figure of the spy and that of the artist.… Continue reading The Art of Hidden Opportunities

The New Instrumentalists

The New Instrumentalists: The Modern Myth of the Life Hacker The idea of life hacking—the cultivation of techniques and stratagems to reduce the friction of everyday life—is not merely the adroit use of organising technologies for personal and professional advantage, but is tied to a larger field of practice in which adepts employ techniques and… Continue reading The New Instrumentalists