online spaces

yeah yeah old news but I'm still figuring it out

This coming week will be one year since COVID-19 arrived in NY and ended up migrating us to a primarily digital world. Truth be told, I’ve been struggling to connect with online experiences this whole dang year. So it felt important to me to name some online spaces that worked for me this week as I adjust more and more to this reality, for better or worse 🍥🍥🍥

  1. zoom study hall, a virtual office! but with your friends!

My friend Reid has started sending out a group text every so often: “Study hall?”

Zoom Study Hall has been a lifesaver for: a) feeling less alone as I sit at my computer and type away all day, b) creating some social reinforcement of focus-time. can’t mess around on Twitter all day if I’m being lovingly judged through Zoom…

We’re all working on different things, and it’s a nice space to also brainstorm and work through our very different problems together.

P.S. Reid just released a single on Spotify and is a brilliant artist with much more coming, so stay tuned:

P.P.S. if this sounds fun to you and you ever have a block of unstructured time where you have to get things done and want virtual company, lmk lmk (❁´◡`❁)

  1. a zoom live reading of an abhorrent tv show performed in caricature by some of my favorite people on the internet.

several cast members of the show who had been just mocked relentlessly for an hour revealed themselves at the end (!!!) and took it in stride

(kevin kreider and kelly mi li on the bottom right in screenshot above).

About a year in, and there’s hope yet for live zoom shows

  1. As a faithful watcher of Drag Race, was alerted to this room on Clubhouse this weekend:

It was the most fun I’ve had on Clubhouse so far. I hadn’t quite yet found the right space for conversations I want to overhear (lol isn’t that what Clubhouse is for?), but this was an irreverent, insightful, caustic, loving, off-the-cuff, truth-telling romp.