Simon Griffee Design Photography Writing Illustration

November 2016

Arlington and Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2015

Published 2016 November 30

Boston Common Park, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2015

Published 2016 November 28

42nd Street, New York City, July 2016

Published 2016 November 26

42nd Street Station, New York City, August 2016

Published 2016 November 22

Abstract Figure, New York City, November 2016

Published 2016 November 21

Steinway Street, Queens, New York City, November 2016

Published 2016 November 21

On Saying No #
Evan Osnos on John Chiang’s refusal to accept an order by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: When I asked him what lesson he takes from his refusal to obey the orders of the executive, he said, “I think, always, you look deep into your conscience and then you move from there. People have a sense of why they serve.” He added, “At times, we will prevail; at times, we will fail. But to stand and watch idly and do nothing—I think people will regret if things go along and they didn’t offer up their very best. …continue
Who Will Command The Robot Armies? #
Maciej Cegłowski: Most of you know that the word “robot” comes from a 1920 play by Karel Čapek. I finally read this play and was surprised to learn that the robots in it were not mechanical beings. They were made of flesh and bone, just like people, except that were assembled instead of being born. Čapek’s robots resemble human beings but don’t feel pain or fear, and focus only on their jobs. …continue
Resilience #
Jeremy Keith: You probably heard that the Internet was created to withstand a nuclear attack, right? A network that would be resilient to withstanding a nuclear attack, and that’s actually not quite true. What is true is that Paul Baran, who was at the Rand Corporation, was looking into what is the most resilient shape of a network. And amongst his findings, one of the things he discovered was that by splitting up your information into discrete packages, it made for a more resilient network, and this is where this idea of packet switching comes from that you take the entire message, chop it up into little packets, and then you ship those packets around the network by whatever route happens to be best and then reassemble them at the other end. …continue

College Walk, Columbia University, New York City, October 2016

Published 2016 November 17

Queens Boulevard and 39th Street, New York City, October 2016

Published 2016 November 16

Near Trump Tower, 55th Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, November 2016

Published 2016 November 13

You Want It Darker #

42nd Street Station, New York City, November 2016

Published 2016 November 11

View of Manhattan from 7 Train in Queens, New York City, November 2016

Published 2016 November 9

Vote Please

If you can, please vote against fear, misogyny, racism and incompetence today.

Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, October 2015

Published 2016 November 6

By Via Formellese, Roma Nord, Italy, June 2015

Published 2016 November 5

34th Street, New York City, November 2015

Published 2016 November 1

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