The Laboratorium for Research in Experimental Aesthetics was founded in 2000 for cultural commentary, critical thought, and the creative use of computers.
The current iteration of the site is powered by Jekyll. Previous iterations ran on a homebrew XML-based system (2000–02), a customized version of Twiki (2002–03), Movable Type (2003–14), and Tumblr (2015-22). The current site archives posts dating back to 2015. The archives from 2000 through 2014 can be found here, along with a few earlier essays previously reprinted on the blog.
The theme is a slightly tweaked version of Bringhurst by Natasha Maria Fernandez-Fountain, which is based on the formatting and recommendations of Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style. The typeface is Barry Schwartz’s Sorts Mill Goudy, a revival of Frederick Goudy’s eponymous Old Style. I compose my posts in Markdown using BBEdit and Nova.
Except as otherwise noted, everything I have written here is available under a Creative Commons Attribution License.