The Artist’s Reality

Art is not only a form of action, it is a form…

The Plot Against America

Slowly but surely, there’s nobody in America…

Gratitude

“I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my…

On Tyranny

Post-truth is pre-fascism. Most of the power of…

American War

You fight the war with guns, you fight the peace…

Censorship Now!

The Apple proposition is a sixties futurist-Zen…

Brave New World

A love of nature keeps no factories busy. –…

Underground Airlines

And that idea drifts up and out of Freedman Town…

The Complacent Class

So if we think about that mix for a moment—a…

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Thus did a handful of rapacious citizens come to…

Letters to a Young Farmer

So, friends, every day do something that won’t…

The Inevitable

It is inevitable. Let the robots take our jobs,…

Between the World and Me

You cannot forget how much they took from us and…

Common Sense

The cause of America is in a great measure the…

All the Light We Cannot See

Because plants eat light, in much the way we eat…

Neuromancer

It was difficult to transact legitimate business…

The Sellout

I felt like Michelangelo staring at the Sistine…

An Unnecessary Woman

Henri Matisse once said, “It has bothered me all…

Civil Disobedience

For it matters not how small the beginning may…

American Gods

But we never built churches. We didn’t need to.…

Borne

Wrote Borne in his journal: “I met a kind fox…

A Walk in the Woods

The world, you realize, is enormous in a way…

Cumulus

It was simultaneously the hub of techno-utopian…

Loire Valley 2016

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Paris 2016

Pattern Recognition

“What I mean is, no customers, no cool. It’s…

Wilderness Essays

We always find that the strangest objects in…

The Invention of Nature

To put it simply, a machine could be dismantled…

Self Reliance

The older I get, the more I think that a belief…

Flow

While happiness itself is sought for its own…

The Corrections

He ate arugula (“rocket,” the old farmers called…

Purity

The real appeal of apparatchikism was the safety…

Regenesis

The appearance of DNA some 3,900 million years…

Letters from a Stoic

I turned in to the games one mid-day hoping for…

What Technology Wants

The total number of transistors in this global…

Gilead

This is an interesting planet. It deserves all…

Standford CS183—Possibly the best class on start-ups ever is back

Stanford's CS183 course is back and open to the…

Abundance

ISIS! Ebola! Fear sells—it's an evolutionary…

Margins vs. Cashflow

Working through a business model…

The Earth as an Egg

This cushion-for-error of humanity’s survival…

Why smart driving cars are a big deal

The question will be how you can end around the…

Le Monde est Mort @ Palais de Tokyo

Hiroshi Sugimoto is best known for his…

Nitrogen Fixing Fern that Grows in Water

I've been looking at hydro/aqua-ponics lately and…

Recommended Reading

The list includes blogs and books and is arranged…

Amsterdam 2014

I was lucky enough to recently attend the…

Love the Machine — Cognitive Augmentation and Connection

Love the machine; hate the factory. - Steam…

The Intersection of Big Ag and Big Data

Agriculture will be an interesting space to watch…

Out of Control

Nature is also a “meme bank,” an idea factory.…