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I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I've been pretty down over the past two weeks because o
August 15 · Issue #2 · View online
Tuesday TEA Time
I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I’ve been pretty down over the past two weeks because of two events: the google dude’s manifesto and the Charlottesville violence. I am not going to include a “hot take” here, instead I’ll link you to two articles I think are worth your time. 
The first is simply titled Intolerable by Jeremey Keith. I completely agree with his writing.

For some reason I was reminded of John Rawls and his “veil of ignorance” experiment. The School of Life has a succinct and informative video about him:
POLITICAL THEORY - John Rawls - YouTube
I was reminded of this not just because of the societal inequality and injustice on display of the past couple weeks, but also because of how people I know structure their organizations. I believe the empathy one gains from his experiment can apply to startups and even projects I work on. 
“If I were to join this team today, would I be happy?” or “if I were to install my app today for the first time, would I be able to use it?” can be extremely enlightening. I believe the empathy one gains from this experiment is useful in lots of parts of our lives, including the things we produce for others to consume.
We need more empathy in the tech industry and this is one tool that can help.
I have a couple music videos I think you should take time to watch:
TOKYO CULTURE STORY|今夜はブギー・バック(smooth rap) in 40 YEARS OF TOKYO FASHION & MUSIC|presented by BEAMS - YouTube
MONDO GROSSO / ラビリンス - YouTube
Also, this Vanity Fair piece with a 70s styling really caught my attention. The gorgeous photography and consistent styling really impressed me and got me to read through all the interviews.
I want to draw your attention to the illustrator Yoko Honda. I stumbled upon their work last week and I’ve been thinking about it every day since. On the same day I also stumbled upon a tumblr of fashion from Miami Vice which seems related.
Jim Carrey: I Needed Color on Vimeo
I believe you will appreciate this video of Jim Carrey talking about his art. He found painting “when healing a broken heart” and his pieces are as expressive as one might imagine. The “heart crashing into the upper-atmosphere” impacted me the most. A while ago he was on Jerry Seinfeld’s show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee where he gives Jerry a tour of his studio.
And finally, I wanted to show you these extremely delicate and detailed paper carvings. You just have to see them. Scroll through and be amazed. My favorite is below. 
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