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

Charles Whitman’s Suicide Note

Sunday July 31, 1966 6:45pm I don’t quite understand what it is that compels me to type this letter. Perhaps it is to leave some vague reason for the actions I have recently performed. I don’t really understand myself these days. I am supposed to be an average reasonable and intelligent young man. However, lately (I can’t recall when it started) I have been a … Continue reading Charles Whitman’s Suicide Note