This Side of the Address is an illustrated history of everyday conversation. Curated form the personal archives of Jim Ross, this exhibit examines patterns in correspondence across time, land, and language. Each week, we will publish a new cluster of postcards. For instance, postcards related to cats, beer, or children with dolls. Menial or momentous, these postcards and their entourage point to the precarious relationship between humans and technologies. Whether we write a private message on an unenclosed postcard or rifle off a text or direct message, we are still and always, at heart, a work in progress, constantly arcing to find the fastest route to the gulf of expression.