Wells Baum

Futurist, Creator, and Music Explorer. Always connecting the dots on screen.


Tech Training


If you want to see the rate of technological adoption and get a sneak preview of the next big popular device or app to emerge, just ride the train.


Outgrowing pop music, culinary modernism, being a nerd, and new tunes


Arts & Culture


Malcolm Gladwell on the Surprising Upsides of Being a Loser | WIRED

Gladwell teaches us two things here. 1. There’s nothing wrong with pursuing things that are unpopular. In fact, being a so-called ‘nerd’ is an advantage. It’s the people that…


Walking Boston

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: walking is the best way to see a city. I spent the last couple days in Boston. Here’s what I learned in walking 25k steps (according to…


Fostering creativity, appreciating physical books, taking pictures in the age of Instagram, new tunes, and more!


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Arts & Culture

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Where is social media headed?

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Interpreting art, the science of craving, redefining social media, new tunes, and more!

Episode 52 | Tunes of the Week

  1. FaltyDL — My Friends Will Always Say

Baltimore riots, public etiquette in the digital age, new tunes, more!


Each week I scan the feeds for interesting links about art, culture, life, technology, and philosophy. The Internet never disappoints, nor does it ever end.

Arts & Culture


Leonardo da Vinci’s resume, distraction as an ‘obesity for the mind,’ Einstein’s celebrity, and more!


Links Worth Reading


Leonardo da Vinci’s resume


Romeo Texts Juliet


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The Business of Communication

Marketing is the act of storytelling and creating emotion. Good stories tug at the heart and deliver “information into someone’s else’s head.” In short: “Stories are emotion delivery…


Instagram’s Incrementalism

Instagram’s growth strategy is clear: build products out of the trends in its own network. Almost a year ago, Instagram introduced Hyperlapse. Last week, it…