Message to the Grassroots, Malcolm X

delivered 10 November 1963 in Detroit, MI We want to have just an off-the-cuff chat between you and me, us. We want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand. We all agree tonight, all of the speakers have agreed, that America has a very serious problem. Not only does America have a very serious problem, but our … Continue reading Message to the Grassroots, Malcolm X

Rush Hour

All colours, hairs, skins and clothes  Suits, dresses, jeans, loafers, heels, shirts, t-shirts and skirts All ages, silver-haired, headscarves, afros, bald, ponytails, buns, buzz cuts, bangs and top-knots Sunglasses, vision-enhancing glasses, beards, clean-shaven, stubbles and bum fuzz Rotund and slim, fat and built, short and big  Vibrant and youthful faces and worn in wrinkled faces The directionless and purposefull, the lost and the driven The … Continue reading Rush Hour

Freck’s Demise – A Scanner Darkly

[Freck turns on the radio] Freck Suicide Narrator: Charles Freck, becoming progressively more and more depressed by what was happening around him, decided, finally, to off himself. There was no problem in the circles where he hung out in putting an end to yourself. He just bought a large quantity of downers and took them with some cheap wine. The planning part had to do … Continue reading Freck’s Demise – A Scanner Darkly

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Originally published in Das Magazin in December under the title, ‘I Have Only Shown that there is a Bomb’, written by Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus.  On November 9 at around 8.30 AM., Michal Kosinski woke up in the Hotel Sunnehus in Zurich. The 34-year-old researcher had come to give a lecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) about the dangers of Big … Continue reading The Data That Turned the World Upside Down