Antiseptic Glass Stream

A new piece with the LA Review of Books: Antiseptic Glass Stream thinks about Peloton, pandemic streaming, and the long technological fantasy of a disconnected, on-and-off intimacy.

Minimalism, at least of this sort, has little to do with aesthetic preference, and everything to do with the ability to construct elaborate mechanisms by which human labor and lives can be folded away. A life of “nothingness” is one that only a few of us can afford.