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.


Oliver Sacks, The Anti-Instagram, Asshole Nations, Sir Jony Ive, and Typewriters


Below are my top recommended links for the week. You can get this newsletter delivered to your inbox every Sunday by subscribing right here.

Life Is Short

When we’re only guaranteed so much life left, we focus on what’s truly important and ignore the rest. For…


Use It or Lose It

Below are my favorite pieces of the week. Note that I didn’t say my “favorite reads” this time around. I’m now including podcasts and videos as part of my favorite 7 links. There’s also some new Electronica and Hip-hop tunes after the jump.

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The Internet Gets Physical


Below are some of my favorite culture and technology reads of the week. Don’t forget to peep the tunes.

Name That Band

Chances are your desired band name or website URL is already taken. Google it. So you’ll have to think more creatively to be original, like playing off celebrity names (e.g. Com Truise), shortening words and…

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Snooping

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Pokémon, Journaling, and Public Speaking with the Dog


Skip FIT

Thanks to the Internet, it looks like the fashion industry is birthing as many designers as new Kindle authors and bedroom musicians. Great interview with Parisian fashion house head Olivier Theyskens on how the industry got saturated. Also, note the parallel between architecture and fashion: “Many fashion…


Storm Chasers


It’s either the Twitter feed or the TV. We all drown ourselves into the same torrent of news. It’s not the medium, it’s the message: we love storms.


Oldie but a Goodie


My Instapaper is ballooning with great content. Between all the newsletters, tweets, and RSS feeds, I feel like there’s interesting reads everywhere. Nonetheless, below are some of my favorite links along with my some fresh tracks I discovered this week.

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Negative Imprint


Failure is stickier than success. Bad things are easier to remember than good. Luck or preparedness, whatever you call success, is harder to come by.

But a sufficient amount of positives can nullify failure. No one remembers Abraham Lincoln’s “failures” because he saved the Union. No one remembers that Michael Jordan missed over 9,000 shots because he won…


Eating Chocolate with Friends


New reads. New tunes. Same Sunday delivery. Here’s the first newsletter of 2015.

The State of Social Networks

There’s been a lot of talk this week about the value of social networks. A 19-year-old tech head writes that Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, and YikYak are the most popular networks amongst teens. He deduces Facebook to…


Snapstagram


There’s a lot of talk these days about the shift to Snapchat from other networks: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. But where you share still comes down to three main factors:

  • When you’re sharing
  • Who you’re sharing with
  • What story you’re trying to tell

When, Where, Why?


Swipe Right


Below are the most interesting reads and tunes I discovered this week.

Digital Stress

Constant connectivity isn’t causing more stress. People said the same thing when the telephone emerged. What’s stressing us out is life because shit happens. Pro tip: If you can’t get rid of it, it matters.