The concept of looking after your self is actually political and often more radical than we are led to believe. Here’s why.
Despite still struggling with many issues, Facebook is venturing into hardware market with its Portal — albeit too late, since 1984 has done it first with the Telescreen.
Oliver Sacks’ hand-annotated books. Credit: Bill Hayes I need help. I have an obsession with marginalia. Though I might have been called a monster (when in fact, quite possibly an intellectual), I am a big believer in heavily highlighting, underlining and writing notes in the margins of (your very own) books. My books are […]
TIL, keyword void, or search void. n.: a situation where searching for answers about a keyword returns an absence of authoritative, reliable results, in favor of “content produced by a niche group with a particular agenda.” An article by Renee DiResta at Wired uses the example of Vitamin K shots, a common treatment given to newborn […]
From David Eagleman’s Incognito: Secret Lives of the Brain he uses an analogy of Greeks charioteer to show the conflict between rational & emotional decision making. The theme this week for me seems to be uncertainty. Or it might have been running longer than I have noticed. At the moment, I am also currently reading Elif Shafak’s […]
Yesterday, I attended this STEM communication workshop, organised by FameLab winners & lead by this year’s winner, Dr. Kye. It was super useful and filled with loads of new stuff, and on top of that I get to know some new researchers and learn all about themselves and their work, all equally interesting. One of […]
I am currently in the midst of writing a paper on language and its affiliation in social media, specifically as in how opinion leadership emerges out of the noise in the online public sphere. I have always been interested in how meanings are formed through textual means, having been in user experience writing field for […]
When you see someone struggling or procrastinating with any task, resort to curiosity rather than judgment: what are the situational factors holding them back? What needs of theirs are not being met? For decades, psychological research has been able to explain procrastination as a functioning problem, not a consequence of laziness. When a person fails […]