Practicalist is a blog by Ben Clemens. Its interest in ideas is to treat them as though they are people, with complex emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs. It follows Richard Rorty in avoiding the attempt "to unite 'beauty and justice' in some kind of seamlessly perceived whole … the consequence of such an attempt is to harden political aspirations into rigid ideologies and to distort reality by … aestheticizing it."
Surely there is nothing more superfluous and redundant than another photo-sharing app. But I had an idea for one that would be based primarily on a swipe gesture, so here it is in all senses of the phrase “for what it’s worth.”