Offscreen Magazine

I worked closely with Offscreen Magazine editor Kai Brach to prepare an essay for the fourth issue of the magazine.

If you’re unfamiliar with Offscreen, it’s a print magazine about the human side of websites and apps and has also been nominated for a bunch of Magpile awards.

Entitled Death of a Bialetti the essay that I’ve contributed to this issue deals with the idea that in a digital world we have to have physical objects to anchor our experiences to and revolves around the death of my Bialetti Moka Express.

“For the past few years, I have started every morning with a silent river of joe pouring into my cup after the shower, after every meeting and before an important Skype call with a client. Over the years, I must have poured somewhere around the 10,000 cup mark with that Bialetti. In fact, before this fine piece of Italian design met its end at the soft hands of my well meaning wife, most of my greatest achievements in life had been accomplished holding a cup of coffee from this very pot in my hand. The moment she threw the coffee filter into the bin, it somehow felt like a large part of my life was discarded with it.”

Read the whole thing in issue #4 of Offscreen MagazineGo buy the issue!

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