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Working with pen and paper, instead of bytes

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There’s a fluidity to digital media that’s intensely satisfying: a sense of almost infinite malleability, multiple versions, code proliferating across multiple variations, pieces that are different every time you look at them... but sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming. While we strive for a kind of engagement with physicality in the rest of our work, there are limits to digital media’s ability to leave anything lasting behind.

It’s for limits like this that notebooks are useful—they get filled with the physical traces of the world instead of manipulation of the world behind the screen. This work is not so much an antidote for a missing physicality as it is a complement to the screen, and often a source for more digital investigations.

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