Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

October 2016

Inwood Greenmarket, New York City, October 2015

Published 2016 October 30

Vicino a Monte Terminillo, Appenine Mountains, Italy, January 2014

Published 2016 October 30

Viale Aventino, Rome, Italy, February 2013

Published 2016 October 30

5th Avenue by NYPL, New York City, October 2015

Published 2016 October 29

WikiPlease

Following Dan Luu’s advice to blog more, here is a recent Hacker News comment-turned-blog-post: Someone please make a browser-based wiki that works offline (HTML5 local storage) and can be used on any computer, including pocket ones like iPhones, and keeps our information synchronized between them. The flow would be something like: Download and install a wiki application to each computer we use, including pocket ones. Editing the wiki on each computer saves to offline local storage.

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A Basic Income for Every Human Being

Food Shelter Clothes

I’ve recently been discussing the idea of a basic income for all human beings with a skeptical friend. I tell him that just because something hasn’t worked (or been tried) before doesn’t mean it can’t work. That’s how new ideas and paradigm shifts happen.

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6th Avenue and 42nd Street, New York City, October 2015

Published 2016 October 25

Monsters #

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.

Primo Levi

Le Jura, France, May 2011

Published 2016 October 19

West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, New York City, March 2015

Published 2016 October 18

59th Street Columbus Circle Station, New York City, September 2016

Published 2016 October 17

Primo Levi Poster

Primo Levi 2016 poster.

Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”

—Primo Levi

Jones Street, New York City, September 2015

Published 2016 October 16

Ur-Fascism #

Umberto Eco:

There is in our future a TV or Internet populism, in which the emotional response of a selected group of citizens can be presented and accepted as the Voice of the People.

Vote, please.

Bob Dylan, New York City, October 2016

Published 2016 October 13

They Not Busy Being Born Is Busy Dyin’ #
Time Bandits #

…this separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, if a stubborn one.

5th Avenue, New York City, May 2016

Published 2016 October 12

Snapdrop #

Need to transfer a file between your pocket, lap or desk computer? Bookmark SnapDrop.net, an open source HTML5 web app that is basically a clone of Apple’s Airdrop.

42nd Street, New York City, July 2016

Published 2016 October 11

145th Street Station, New York City, September 2016

Published 2016 October 10

Inwood Hill Park, New York City, October 2016

Published 2016 October 9

Greenwich Village, New York City, February 2016

Published 2016 October 8

Noise Icon Drawing

Noise Icon Drawing.

Work-in-progress in a collection of icons for UN Archives.

New York City’s Color is Patina #

Or Statue of Liberty green.

Thelonious Monk’s Tips #

Don’t listen to me. I’m supposed to be accompanying you!

Life on the Infinite Farm #

Book to teach children the concept of infinity (PDF).

The Next 30 Years of VR #
Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species #

5th Avenue, New York City, February 2016

Published 2016 October 4

Near Strawberry Avenue, Los Santos, October 2016

Published 2016 October 4

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