Tonight, ט״ז אייר תשע״ט, known in the default world as May 20 (after sunset), 2019, Ariel received smicha and was ordained as a rabbi.Read More
The internet’s own Glenn Fleishman has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back The New Disruptors, his classic podcast about creators and audiences in the New Media era — and the media were much newer between 2012 and 2014. I really hope you’ll consider backing it.Read More
Fun is real, and it’s vital. It can even be spiritual, as long as you don’t get attached to it and forget that it will — eventually — end. In a world desperately attached to fun, Burners have found a way to make their fun a little more fulfilling: by throwing in some death practice. They do it by bringing their fun out to an inhospitably extreme environment, and then they try to see how much fun they can still have without dying.
It’s precisely that experience of extremes which leads to what might somewhat ironically be called the real spirituality of Burning Man. It’s a spirituality of instinctual responses, not religious rules.
I have grown up to realize I am not a holy person — at least not inherently. At the beginning of my path, I thought awareness of the journey was the extent of holiness, that seeking holiness made me holy. I was wrong.Read More
I have the original 42mm Apple Watch Sport in space gray. I wear it every day except Shabbat and absolutely love it. I get tons of questions about whether I like it and how I use it from people who see me wearing it. I also read a fair amount of skepticism about Apple Watch, particularly in the iOS developer world, so I want to describe my usage of it and make a case for why it’s a uniquely powerful new form of computer for enhancing daily life.Read More