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UPDATE: Adventures at a Co-Working Space

@capriciousbutnotarbitrary replied to your post “Co-working Space Crisis #2

I would like an update on this. What happened?

I put on my own headphones so I couldn’t hear my own rumbly stomach.  The guy across from me was more than welcome to listen to that percussion session all afternoon.

BUT TODAY—I went to lunch, leaving my laptop at my workspace like usual.  And when I came back, even though there are entire empty tables available, a guy had set up his laptop immediately across from me.  I gaze at him every time I look up.  

Is this a meet-cute or some sort of social nightmare for the new millennium?  

Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture

As part of our Citizens and Borders initiative, we have launched a digital exhibition of works from MoMA’s collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S., often as refugees in search of safe haven. The works were chosen by staff across the Museum, and represent a range of mediums—painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, performance, film, design, and architecture—and a span of nearly 100 years.

We’ll be posting a selection of those works here over the next week, but you can explore all the works at

[Arshile Gorky. Garden in Sochi. c. 1943. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 Estate of Arshile Gorky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]