Digital Bricolage

An ongoing journey in using the web in new ways

I recently tried to map out the various lines of inquiry - to connect the dots across a range of disparate projects and interests. One theme that clearly emerged from that introspection was the importance of digital bricolage.

Digital what?

Bricolage: https://blog.cjeller.site/a-great-diversity-of-relationships

When I look back at my work with the web I’ve always been remixing, hacking and tinkering with the web. Trying to ask questions like what does the web feel like? How do you treat the web as a texture? What can you do with the web?

But formal coding - and running my own servers and infrastructure - has never interested me. I’ve always been more interested in a light touch experience. The web as light as gossamer.

So, digital bricolage.

Here’s a few of the various projects that I’ve worked on

Electric Tables

Education Trails

Tap-poetry

Google apps scripts (RSS, annotations) https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2022/02/building-my-own-microsub-client-for-feed-reading/

Digital Gardens & Wiki

Quotebacks

Library.json


This blog is written by Tom Critchlow, an independent strategy consultant living and working in Brooklyn, NY. If you like what you read please leave a comment below in disqus or sign up for my Tinyletter.