I started reading for an edx course a few days ago, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (don’t let the title fool you) by Harvard (HarvardX actually).
I find myself revisiting a lot of the material I’ve already done while I was growing up in Greece – both . . . →
Continue reading Saying it all in one word: The Iliad and the Odyssey
It’s quite satisfying when things that you have learned/ read come to combine with new things in the future and create something coherent in your head (sometimes something completely incoherent too).
I did mention the other day that I am taking . . . →
Continue reading The Island of Dr. Moreau, colonialism and all that jazz
Fine, I don’t watch horror. I also don’t read horror.
In fact, the people who read and watch horror would probably laugh at the mention of Edgar Alan Poe since I imagine there have been a number of “improvements” since he unleashed his pretty little twisted imagination upon the . . . →
Continue reading That scary bloke, E.A. Poe
I just wanted to let you know that it rocks.
(more thoughts when I finish my first two courses)
Jorge Luis Borges 1951, by Grete Stern on Wikipedia (click for entry)
A few years ago, my friend Stefanos showed me a book by Borges, his well known Ficciones. I trust Stefanos’ taste . . . →
Continue reading Borges | bending reality
If a Google Employee Dies, Spouse Gets Half of Salary for 10 Years.
Mashable confirmed with a Google spokesperson that the benefits don’t just stop at salary. The surviving spouse or partner of a deceased employee will also acquire vested stock benefits, and children will receive $1,000 a month until the age of 19. . . . →
Continue reading Google and Neuromancer
Head on over to Atl-HCI and comment under this paper: “Remediation of the wearable space at the intersection of wearable technologies and interactive architecture” by Marios Samdanis, Yikyung Kim and Soo Hee Lee.
I sadly don’t know Yikyung Kim but Marios Samdanis and Soo Hee Lee are two of the coolest people I know in . . . →
Continue reading Comment on the Alt-HCI papers
Today I met someone who managed to complete a PhD while holding a full – time job and having TWO children.
Clearly, I am doing something wrong.
I am constantly amused by the indignant articles popping up on Fifty Shades of Grey – the E L James erotic romance. The latest of these is one by Yasmin Alibhai – Brown who writes about burning the book in disgust. Please. Give . . . →
Continue reading Fifty shades of get over yourself
It’s quite curious that I haven’t been singing Birkbeck‘s praises in here. I mean, it’s there if you read the posts, I have obviously enjoyed my time there but I don’t seem to have said it outright. So here goes.
Birkbeck rocks . . . →
Continue reading Do your self a favour and go to a Birkbeck open evening