The 12 Inquiries
The 12 Inquiries Podcast
Experiments in "Analog"
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Experiments in "Analog"

What we've left behind

A "What's in my Bag" from the 200s showing an sony errikson candybar phone, and ipod, and some random bits and bobs

After a slightly longer than intended unplanned break, we are back with a quick chat on our continual and mildly obsessive fascination with the intersection between habits and technology.

What is it to be a functioning Modern Adult who has to figure out the tools to achieve and cope with everything that means?

Why do we feel such a nostalgic pull for the past and how we used to do things?

Is it the tools themselves that were somehow better than we remember?

Did we leave some things behind that we shouldn’t have?

From this barrage of questions, an experiment emerged. We would try to wind the clock back a decade, with less iPad + Apple Pencil and more Paper and Pen, less streaming, more mp3’s, less computational photography, and more digital photography. So not quite exclusively analog but a little less 2020s.

So have a listen and find out how our little experiment went and tell us what would your own experiment in “analog” be like.

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The 12 Inquiries
The 12 Inquiries Podcast
Welcome to The 12 Inquiries, a year-long conversation between two friends about 12 topics that interest us. You could call it a monthly salon, though that sounds a little grandiose. We hope you’ll join us in the conversation. Who knows, maybe we’ll become friends. Each conversation will take place over a month. We’ll publish an introductory newsletter and podcast episode the first week of each month. During the second week, we’ll host a live conversation on Twitter Spaces with guests. On the third week, we’ll publish a short recap of what we learned, and respond to questions and comments we receive. During the fourth week, we rest. Well, really, we prepare for the next month’s inquiry. https://www.thetwelveinquiries.com