Category: Books

Hope in the collective

I just finished reading Angela Davis’ Freedom Is A Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement and I must say, what an eye-opening read. Most of my reads are enlightening in many ways, but this book — which is a collection of interviews, essays, and speeches from activist and icon of the […]

The axiom of zero

I so badly wanted to write a review of Hanya Yanagihara’s book, A Little Life because I have so many opinions. But I am only 39% in and I was convinced by a friend who had read this book to reserve my judgment (which has been now scrawled over two pages of my Moleskine already) […]

Against hyperthymesia

I just finished reading a book called Filling the Void: Emotion, Capitalism & Social Media written by Londoner Marcus Gilroy-Ware, which is yet another critique (I am saying this because this seems to be the pattern of my reading materials for the past two years, given my research concentration) of social media and the society […]

Translation is magic

Coincidentally, I just finished reading two books — G. Willow Wilson’s The Bird King (4/5) & Rabeah Ghaffari’s To Keep The Sun Alive (3/5) — that heavily referenced the poem of poet and mystic Farid ud-Din Attar’s, The Conference of The Birds (Persian: منطق الطیر‎, Mantiq al-Tayr). The masterpiece follows the journey undertaken by a […]

Intellectual konmari

Technologist Rachel Coldicutt of whom I follow on Twitter recently shared a very interesting article on the quandary of being amidst information overload and the whole question of participation amongst it all. This is definitely a question that I have been contemplating for quite a while. Some back story to accompany: I hardly ever visited […]

Digital archiving & big dick data

I find it quite amusing, but also quite happy when my friends came to me to ask about what app I use to document and organise my work or notes, knowing how much of a radical organiser that I am. Among the first questions I would often ask is, “what would you want to use […]