“How did we go from acknowledging and treating homesickness to ridiculing it at worst and overlooking it at best?”
On Alison Roman, social media, and the conundrum of formerly “exotic” foods finding mainstream success.
‘London Was, But Is No More’
A loving, fascinating, melancholy, rollicking look at how technology and globalization are transforming urban spaces.
What It Means for an Object to Be ‘Context Free’
In a recent piece for Vice, Jules Suzdaltsev discussed the ubiquity of white plastic chairs and what that ubiquity means for world culture amidst rapid globalization. Below is a brief excerpt about from the piece: But unlike similar global objects like lighters, televisions, paper clips, cigarettes, transistor radios, and AK-47s, these chairs are “context free.” MIT’s Director of Civic Media […]
Generational Shift for Kenya's Maasai Tribe
Once the lords of East Africa, the Maasai have been close to peerless in the modern age for maintaining the continuity of their traditions—traditions now imperiled by the tentacles of the market and by technology, as cell phones and cheap Chinese motorcycles, like the one we rode, upend the very possibility of isolation. Compulsory and […]