Onlangs kreeg ik het pas verschenen boekje Generation Freedom getipt. Generation Freedom. The Middle east Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World van de New York Times columnist Bruce Feiler over de generatie opstandelingen in Noord Afrika die wellicht overeenkomsten hebben met die uit London van afgelopen maand. Nu zal deze blogpost niet over deze opstanden, maar over deze generatie jongeren, jonger dan 30 jaar, gaan. Kunnen we het nog hebben over generatie Einstein en Generation Y? Of is het tijd om deze geëngageerde jongeren eens een nieuwe naam te geven? Mijn idee Generation A (Generation Re-Start) of Generation Freedom. Continue Reading
INTERVIEW WITH ERNST-JAN PFAUTH, PUBLISHED IN SECONDSIGHT ISSUE 25, APRIL 2011
Ernst-Jan Pfauth became Chief of Internet at the Dutch media company NRC in October of last year. Less than two months later, a new site of the newspaper was launched. Many changes will be implemented in the years to come. A conversation with Ernst-Jan Pfauth regarding web blogging, his function at NRC, and the role of network revolutions in society. Continue Reading
Aldous Huxley was a great writer and novelist. And more than that – he was an essayist as well and maybe one of the best trend forecasters in history. At least he was the best trend-forecaster of the 20th century, I think.
I’ve read a lot of his novels like Island or Eyeless in Gaza. And off course, like everyone of my age I had to read Brave New World at school. All his books are great. Wonderful stories, some more utopian, some less, some more critical, others more poetic, but each of them has been written by its own purpose. And each of them is immersed with realities about people and society. Till now I thought Aldous Huxley was great… Continue Reading
It’s is not the first time i write about the phenomenon Mash-ups. And i’m not the only one. Yesterday, Suzy Menkes of the New York Times called the S/S 2011 collection of Marc Jacobs ‘Marc Jacobs: Finding Beauty in Cut and Paste’ . After the influence of the Mad Man’s and the Single Man’s Marc Jacobs left the sixties behind hem and went to the big 1970s. Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Sonia Rykiel. A more Hippie Deluxe or Paris left bank bohemian-dandy style is the next thing in fashion.
I just met Andrew Field in the Selby. And I think he’s rather cool – or ‘hot’ (honestly I prefer the second word for original and passionated people).
More about the Selby’s Andrew Field:
1] He’s a chef at Rockaway Taco in Queens, NY [I think he's a trendsetter, he has the guts to start a hip restaurant in such an upcoming district]; Continue Reading
We all mix up things whether consciously or unconsciously. And most of us know that nowadays we have to change the old stuck copyrights for a more “social sharing” habit, called Creative Commons. An article from the magazine Wired (July edition) is just about this topic. Let copyrights go and give writers and/or thinkers the artistic freedom to use and re-use and mashed-up texts. Continue Reading
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