"Damon is head of engineering at Are.na, I talk to him every day multiple times a day, and he’s still one of my favorite artists ever. He’s got the rare combination of an insane work ethic, a commitment to 'craft'(even though I dislike using that word in this context) and a persistent drive to investigate the ideas he cares about. It would be impossible to pick a single favorite work to highlight but the one I am feeling right now is Boring, Average, Interesting."
Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
"This is an essay from 1959 that I recently came across. Apparently Isaac Asimov was called in to be an outside consultant for the development of a ballistic missile defense system, but opted out because 'he did not want to have access to any secret classified information; it would limit his freedom of expression.' He produced this essay instead. It gets at a lot of the reasons why we work on Are.na."
Sunday Routines in The New York Times
"This one is kind of a guilty pleasure for me. Just different kinds of people describing what they do on Sundays. Sometimes they are incredibly annoying and sometimes they are very sweet. I collect my favorite ones (and invite others to contribute) on Are.na here."