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Generations and The Inevitable Death of Soul I imagined our time on the First and 15th as a geek out session. We do not have a lot of space anymore for earnest appreciation. We have to protect our backstages on social media and actively shape our front stages for all of life. It is difficult to drop the affect of cool when there are so many attendant rewards for being cool. But, I would like to drop it anyway, for a bit.

What is smark?

Wrestling fans use “smark” to mean one who can enjoy professional U.S. wrestling while also knowing that it is fake. First of all, wrestling is not fake. So there.

I use smark to mean: smart+snark. We can take serious things seriously without losing our appreciation for the absurd.

 

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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