Category Archives: Travel

In the US from August 19 to September 29

My itinerary is as follows: Portland: August 19 to 25 San Francisco: August 25 to 28 Burning Man: August 29 to September 4 Tahoe City: September 4 to 6 San Francisco/Silicon Valley: September 6 to 16 St Louis: September 17 … Continue reading

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Chicago Tips

It’s been 6 (!) years since I lived there but in the last few weeks several friends have asked me for tips on Chicago, so I figured I might as well post them here too: So Chicago. First, don’t stay … Continue reading

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Travel Tote

Lowe Alpine Backpack Travel Cover Tote Bag I’m doing all my moving with this bag. It’s incredible.

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… stranded pink English-persons willing to take any chance to get home, their paradise island retreats mysteriously, after the allotted two weeks, having turned from haven to prison. via Edge 317. Issue 317 of Edge, on the Icelandic volcano, is … Continue reading

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Travel is a human right

The European Union has declared that tourism is a human right and all Europeans are entitled to subsidized travel. via An Important Human Right – Freakonomics Blog – I’m cutting edge: we wrote a manifesto in my Utopias class … Continue reading

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8 vs 160

High-Speed Rail Gains Traction in Spain – In the United States, President Barack Obama has set aside $8 billion in federal stimulus money for investments in high-speed rail, but the money will go to a limited number of states, … Continue reading

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Tips from My Asia Trip

I just got back for two weeks in Asia (1600+ photos here!) where I visited Hong Kong, attended a wedding in Penang, chilled on the beach in Langkawi, explored Kuala Lumpur, reconnected with old friends in Singapore and finally wrapped … Continue reading

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Delte Meninger

This photograph I took in Helsinki last November during Slush can be found on page 200 of the Norwegian book Delte Meninger. I understand that it’s a book about participatory culture on the web. It’s all in Norwegian but regardless … Continue reading

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Year in Review

Well, it’s the New Year, so I guess it’s a good time to look back on the last year This is a long post but I think the pictures add a lot. If you want to see even more photos, … Continue reading

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Artifical Nature

As the saying goes, God made the world but the Dutch made the Netherlands. Of course, no landscape is untouched: walk through the British countryside and what seems to be untouched forests and hills turn out be forests planted several … Continue reading

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