Monthly Archives: January 2013

aaron swartz, 1986-2013


For now, this drawing will have to stand in for many things I want to say, but haven’t been able to. I was involved in a bad skiing accident three weeks ago and have been slowly recovering from a traumatic brain injury, which prevents me from reading or writing (but thankfully, not drawing). I felt strongly that I needed to add what I could towards remembering Aaron.

I would write so much more if I could, but in the meantime, you can read Tim Carmody’s thoughts at The Verge. I haven’t been able to read them yet, but I’m sure they’ll be worth your attention. RIP, Aaron.

P.S. Music has been wonderful for recovery, but my brain injury appears to make it hard for me to make high-level decisions about what to listen to! So if any particular favorites come to mind, I’d welcome specific track recommendations at rachelDOTisATgmailDOTcom.

Thanks to my friend Abby for help with transcribing and composing this post.