Someone, somewhere will start a good ‘beginners’ column for a major newspaper. In the meantime, this is what I learnt from starting to cycle in London last year. I hope it helps some people navigate what is an information hellhole because getting into cycling is like getting into watches. It’s an area that pretends to… Continue reading What I learnt about cycling in London in a pandemic
Last year, I wrote about why I love Twitter as a creative person. This post is about being on Twitter for a long time. I joined in November 2006 with an account I would eventually turn into a private account. I started my work account in June 2010. It’s the only service I consider myself… Continue reading Alone together: on the long tail of Twitter
I’m lucky to have a spare room and for the last few years, I’ve made a case of inviting interesting people younger than myself to stay over if they’re in town. I meet them when I lecture in universities or speak at conferences. Some have come to visit London for work, a conference, or just… Continue reading Young people
Thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit, this is the 11th year I’ve done these reviews. 1.What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before?Got a job. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?What New Year’s Resolutions? 3. Did anyone close to you… Continue reading End of Year Review
I’m turning 38 and as of 13 contractual days ago, I have a job at Bulb as Head of Labs (new products, new parternships). Bulb is an affordable and green energy company. So I’m back working in Shoreditch in a co-working space set up by David Cameron’s former digital advisor that looks like something out… Continue reading What’s next?
I’ve handed in my book‘s manuscript to my editor so I’m having a bit of a mental clear-out. A year ago, when I started writing, I would write down in my Moleskines the unopened tabs on my phone to ‘come back to them later’. Pah! One of my favorite places on the internet is the… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #1
On December 18th, my dad died with his mouth open. We all die with our mouth open. But we don’t all die a good death. His was dignified and peaceful and worth sharing. It was a death surrounded by loved ones. A death in silence, without much pain. A death in a world constructed for death… Continue reading A Good Death
Thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit, this is the 9th year I’ve done these reviews. 1.What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Went back home five times. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? What New Year’s Resolutions 3. Did… Continue reading End of year review
My adoptive father Marcel was diagnosed with prostate cancer 10 years ago. Last February my adoptive mom (a retired breast cancer nurse) called me and informed me that his cancer was now metastatic which meant a switch to hormone therapy. So in the midst of shipping my first batch of Good Night Lamps (which was… Continue reading Hope, hydroelectricity and all the things that power work.
This has been a strange day, mostly because some of my friends who have run a really great studio have decided to shut it down, 483 weeks in. I met them when we were still students, Jack‘s class came to visit mine in Ivrea in April 2005. The year after he was to design Availabot and… Continue reading Berg (2005-2014)