Month: January 2019

Do artifacts have politics?

In our accustomed way of thinking technologies are seen as neutral tools that can be used well or poorly, for good, evil, or something in between. But we usually do not stop to inquire whether a given device might have been designed and built in such a way that it produces a set of consequences logically and temporally prior to any of its professed uses.

On reading

I am at this phase where working anywhere else other than my own home office proves to be more productive. It happens sometimes — this onset of cabin fever. I just was done sitting cross-legged on the floor while working from the coffee table and managed to construct a WIP 5-page document on my thesis […]

On regrets

I turned 37 yesterday. A few years earlier, having recovered from a terrible relationship, a friend asked, “have you ever regretted that one mistake you did?”. I caught myself off-guard — however somewhat full of pride — that I did not hesitate in the slightest bit in answering, “not at all”. 37 is an awful […]

How do you read?

I am at this phase where I no longer worry about how many books I read. It is, however true that reading is good for you: It’s been proven to improve people’s memories, increase brain power, enhance empathic skills, and it has even been linked to longer life spans. However, as I read a lot, […]