Here’s a novel way of tackling the email problem. Carolin Horn, as part of her MFA work, created a way to view your inbox as though each email was a microbe belonging to one of six families (family and friends, school, job, e-commerce, unclassified, and spam). These critters change their nature depending on their status: unread “anymails” are hairier and more vigourous, as you might suppose. There are a couple of movies that show the wigglers in action here and here.
This wouldn’t be a workable way to manage the e-flood, but it sure would be fun if one . . . [more]