A hand drawn profile

Back in 2016 the very talented Charlotte Hollands was commissioned by EPIC to do a profile of me. Instead of writing an account of my career she decided to draw […]

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The Presence of Absence

This little thread of posts from an Insead professor, Gioapiero Petrigliero really caught my attention. It nailed so well what is so lacking in virtual communication and video conferencing. It’s […]

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Gall's Law

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up […]

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Love and Service

“It is not difficult to see why we are so keen to widen our knowledge and why we are so little concerned to increase our capacity to love – knowledge […]

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Biographies of collaboration

Interesting read from Ethan Zuckerman exploring the tendency for the figure of the lone genius to triumph over teams and collaborators in accounts of innovation. Two excerpts: “It doesn’t lessen […]

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Squeaky Dolphin

From an article about the anxieties of big data by Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford. 2014 is the year we learned about Squeaky Dolphin. That’s the Pynchon-worthy code name for a […]

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Explorers

“Nowadays being an explorer is a trade, which consists not, as one may think, in discovering hitherto unknown facts after years of study, but in covering a great many miles […]

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On PR

“We can’t rely on influencing, landing messages, representing, spinning. The game’s up. The great lumbering beast that is late, western capitalism has to turn itself to face the great mass […]

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Packets

Nice little movie that simply describes how packet switching allows the page you’re now reading to get delivered to you in under a second:

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Anthropology & design

“Anthropology provides a kind of thick description that contextualises design processes and products, and design offers anthropology creative means of exploring and representing what it means to be human” anne […]

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