There’s nothing like print

Nothing like print

Nothing like print

The postman just rang the doorbell, I was downstairs by the time his finger was about to press the button for the second time. Inside the envelope I found the copy of the first Intelligent life 1843 magazine. Graham Black, the designer, gave a wonderful form to a brilliant collection of delicious candies for the mind. There’s nothing like print!

1843 magazine, Intelligent Life, The Economist’s culture and lifestyle magazine

Intelligent Life, The Economist’s culture and lifestyle magazine that publishes six times a year, was relaunched this week. I am proud in being amongst the contributors of it maiden issue.

The magazine is named for the year The Economist was founded

The title plans to broaden and enhance its coverage with a fashion shoot in every issue; profiles of headline-makers from The Economist, and in-depth travel narratives. It will come out six times a year.

For the full article in its online version, click here

 

Beware the cookies!

Beware the cookies!

Beware the cookies!

Those of us who are accustomed with online shopping for airline tickets, Uber car services and others, must have gone through the experience of a ‘reactive interface’ while in the process of picking up the right flight, time and seat.

This shopping arena is inhabited by extremely ‘awake’ algorithms, which through the agency of cookies nested in our web browsers, allow the companies a price hiking which mirror the desirability of the object they’re selling. Nasty.

Published in Calcalist Magazine.

Is Social Science Politically Biased?

The science we deserve

The science we deserve

Political bias troubles the academy

By Michael Shermer on March 1, 2016

In view of Bernie Sanders’s Michigan upset, I find it most appropriate to post Michael Shermer’s column in this month’s Scientific American, Dealing with the scientific integrity of social science.

For the full article

The science we deserve

The science we deserve

The peril of being a fairy tale hero

The peril of being a fairy tale hero

The peril of being a fairy tale hero

International Women’s Day – Women earn less

Women earn less

Women earn less

As today is the day, I was invited to express with my own metaphoric tools, the condition of the woman in today’s workplace. I was asked, more particularly by the editor to emphesise the discrepancy in salaries between women and men. My reply to him, above.