Month: August 2019

The dangers of playing God

Frankenstein observing the first stirrings of his creature. Engraving by W. Chevalier after Th. von Holst, 1831. Featured as frontispiece to the 1831 edition of Shelley’s novel — Source: Wellcome Library via Public Domain Review On Mary Shelley’s birthday today, I am currently reading the annotated edition of Frankenstein, 22 years after reading it for the […]

On disinformation

Three categories of information disorder. Credit: Scientific American I was just thinking the other day as I delve more and more on the perils of technology and media in today’s challenging political and social scape, whatever that could be explained as, is that we should be focusing on the deeper systemic causes, rather than putting […]

Currently

Currently reading: Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds. Mary Shelley’s 1818 story of Victor Frankenstein and his nameless monster — the creature, the wretch, the daemon, the fiend — has long served as a cautionary tale of one’s work born out of unethical practices that could turn its back against its […]

Puzzle rush

I have a secret (which is no longer a secret now, it seems): whenever I am due to burn the midnight oil as I try to catch the deadline of any particular important tasks, like now thesis schmesis thing, I put my Spotify on private mode and rock to Backstreet Boys, particularly Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). […]

Waxing lyrical

I love when I read yet another piece of people waxing lyrical about the past and future of the web, as I stumbled upon this piece on the progression of the web’s personality today. I was among the people who, as mentioned in the article, “the majority of the internet’s early users just had a […]

Three words where you are

Just some recollections of what I was up to today and over the weekend. There is this book so beautiful I didn’t want to finish. I only have about 50 pages less to finish. I am sitting here and I can see the tip of the bookmark protruding out of one of the pages, and […]