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Island (At Long Last)14 April, 2015

Island (At Long Last) began as a haiku and sort of just developed from there. I’m not entirely sure where the dark overtones come from, nor the Siren theme. It’s not like I often think about sea-dwelling homicidal nymphs. Continue Reading

How to Install Elementary OS Luna (linux) on an HP Chromebook 1415 December, 2013

I recently bought a Chromebook and decided to install linux on it. Here’s a complete guide to installing Elementary OS Luna (0.2) on an HP Chromebook 14 in dual-boot with Chrome OS. Continue Reading

Seriously Episode 1: Amanda Dennis4 February, 2013

Seriously is a new talk show I co-host with Nathalia Mikhalkov, a fellow rédacteur (and classmate) at Sciences Po’s School of Communication.

In this first episode, we talk to Amanda Dennis, who teaches rhetoric at Sciences Po Paris and is currently working on a book on Samuel Beckett and Merleau-Ponty. We talk about rhetoric, propaganda, seduction, Steve Jobs and beating Oprah Winfrey in a marathon. Continue Reading

Microsoft in Motion: Windows 8 & Surface4 November, 2012

Windows 8 is a big deal for Microsoft for three reasons: they are introducing a completely new user interface that challenges conventions solidified over the last 20 years; betting on the convergence of the tablet and the PC; and, for the first time in their history, producing their own computing hardware, starting with ‘Surface’. Continue Reading

Review: Astha Tamang-Maskey’s ‘Ma Ek Sapana’19 July, 2012

‘Ma Ek Sapana’ is a tremendous, inspired release from an ambitious, creative musician (and friend) who has clearly matured as a singer and, judging by the emotional and thematic depth of the songs, as an artist. It engages, provokes, intrigues and inspires. Continue Reading

Head in the Clouds27 March, 2012

I was recently reminded of how much technology has affected not only the way in which live and communicate, but also what we understand and expect of technology itself. This is especially true with something like Google, which has firmly embedded itself into our consciousness and our culture. It’s effectively invisible because it’s such a basic part of modern living. Continue Reading