deeply about nothing is an attempt to slow down my brain. To take in the world around us at a different pace. To take refuge in time, in context, in connection.

It’s a collection of first-draft essays, memoirs, and general thoughts from Serena Chen, a physicist-turned-designer who writes about the intersections of identity, society, science, technology and modern life. The idea here is to be a salve for our increasingly short-form, distracted content diet. The idea here is to embrace space, embrace context, embrace deep dives.

I hope you’ll take the time to join me.

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