Jeronimus Dekker’s Tales from Weirdland is a “Sentient Youtube channel”. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much at all about it. What I do know is that I am obsessed with the associated Tales from Weirdland tumblr blog. It’s a regular stream of ephemera that feels like it was curated specifically for me. If you like to browse images of fantastical concept art, animation, illustration, and photography then this is a place you will love. Its really beautiful.
Nate Dimeo is a national treasure. His podcast, The Memory Palace is one of the most consistently wonderful ways to spend ones time and attention. Each episode is a perfect, and precisely cut gem carrying a bit of forgotten history forward through time with meticulous care, and genuine artistry. Its difficult to pick a selection of recommendations, but here are a few that I always think of first:
DiMeo was named Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York City from 2016 to 2017. During that time he produced eight stories inpired by the collection there. On November 7th of 2016, he read Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’ in it’s entirety. Its not hyperbole to say that The Memory Palace is podcasting elevated to art.
Memory Palace episodes are ususally 10 to 15 miuntes, short for podcast but less of a time commitment as well. They are well researched, reliably spellbinding, and each one ends with 12 seconds of silence allowing the listener a generous space to emerge from the story before the short sign off. Every episode is beautiful and informative. In case its not already obvious, I can’t recommend it enough. If you do nothing else this year please listen to one episode. I really think you’ll be happy you did.
The Far Out Company: “Visual overload and counterculture rarities from Haight-Ashbury and beyond” on Instagram. Super groovy.
The Kingdom by Seb Janik is breathtaking.
Liam Wong’s instagram is beautiful. It’s Bladerunner in real life.
Tokyoneive on Instagram. I am an eternal worshipper of street photography in this style. The neon-lit sense of mass and population density here is reminiscent of everything I love about the cinematography of Akira, and Ghost in a Shell.
José Naranja’s travel notebooks are so beautiful. Whenever I see images like these I reflexively indulge my Field Notes fetish. They remind me of Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities. These are the notebooks I will always aspire to, but never achieve. But I’ve made my peace with that and now just enjoy looking at them.