To protest or not to protest? That is the question on the lips of many children, millenials and workers these days as we are confronted with weather events daily: witness Cyclone Idai in Africa. I recently had a related comment in the Montreal Gazette about the environmental protests
As you might surmise from the books listed above this is not going to be a light blog post. Zuboff’s book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism really describes the zeitgeist and era that we are in, where mega corporations collect, tabulate, and monetize the information we provide
I just finished reading Yuval Noah Harari’s second book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and I think it confirms many of the ideas I discuss on my blog, like the importance of understanding the biases of software from an almost non-technical perspective, e.g. the politic
For a long time now it has been apparent to me that closed systems are doomed—or should be. Related articles across the web Op-Ed Contributor: Jaron Lanier on Lack of Transparency in Facebook Study Kubuntu 14.10 Alpha 1 (Utopic Unicorn) Is Out, Users Can Test the Plasma 5 Desktop
The debate over communications rages on much according to Tim Wu’s argument in The Master Switch, and more narrowly made in technically oriented books like Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier and one I just recently read called Dogfight by Fred Vogelstein about the Apple
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.