Poster for the Italian Academy, a Columbia University research center for multidisciplinary inquiry.
Real or Fictional Entity Test
Yuval Noah Harari:
The best test to know whether an entity is real or fictional is the test of suffering. A nation cannot suffer, it cannot feel pain, it cannot feel fear, it has no consciousness. Even if it loses a war, the soldier suffers, the civilians suffer, but the nation cannot suffer. Similarly, a corporation cannot suffer, the pound sterling, when it loses its value, it doesn’t suffer. All these things, they’re fictions.
Published 2017 March 14
Made with pencil, a brown paper bag and Photoshop.
Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Means in the Age of Trump
Back in 1984, the main premise seemed — even to me — fairly outrageous. Would I be able to persuade readers that the United States had suffered a coup that had transformed an erstwhile liberal democracy into a literal-minded theocratic dictatorship? In the book, the Constitution and Congress are no longer: The Republic of Gilead is built on a foundation of the 17th-century Puritan roots that have always lain beneath the modern-day America we thought we knew.
Why Typography Matters
Miscommunication can lead to disaster.
Published 2017 March 8
The world would be a better place if women were in charge. Happy Women’s Day.
Published 2017 March 7
Uses a photo of wood I took while going for a coffee combined with an amazing thing called a Smith chart that I found on the Internets.
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