Until recently, if you’d asked me what my favorite social media platform was, I would have answered “Twitter” without hesitation. I was an enthusiastic early adopter, and I’ve used the service constantly for a decade now. I’ve even been a Twitter evangelist of sorts, teaching webinars on the subject to fellow technologists and writing extensively about […]
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I recently attended a noh music workshop that deeply moved me, causing me to reflect on how intimately classical music—right down to the musical instrument I grew up alongside—has shaped my life and continues to do so. For those who have not encountered noh before, it’s a traditional Japanese performing art dating back to the […]
“OMG, spoilers!” Some people are really adamant about not encountering spoilers for their favorite TV show under any circumstances, and sci-fi / fantasy fans tend to be especially doctrinaire in that regard. So you can imagine how Game of Thrones fans responded when they learned that HBO had been hacked over the summer and GoT […]
One of the reasons I enjoy writing for HP’s Tektonika magazine is that they often give me interesting, rich, thought-provoking assignments. This is one of them: a piece on how we may soon be using liquid biopsies to detect and treat cancer. Through gene sequencing, doctors can identify bits of DNA that cancer cells have […]
It’s finally here. I got to enjoy Star Trek: Discovery in all its glory this past Sunday. Yesss! After 12 years with no Trek on the air, it’s so fantastic to be boldly going, once more, into uncharted territory with a brand new crew. I’m not going to attempt to write an exhaustive review of […]
Late this summer, while I was enjoying my staycation, I paid a visit to the Rose Reading Room at the New York Public Library. During the years I worked as an IT director down the street at a high-paced, frantic nonprofit, I had cast a yearning eye on the building’s stately façade while walking by […]
What’s a chatbot, and why should we care that businesses are increasingly using them to augment their customer service operations? They provide a glimpse of what the future of automation may look like. While their introduction has met with mixed success, there’s no question we’re going to interact with more of them before long (in […]
Around this time of year, I tend to have a regularly recurring conversation in which I mention to a friend or colleague that I’m about to go on vacation and am invariably met with this reply: “Oh, that’s great! Where are you going?” My contented answer is: “Nowhere. I’m staying home right here in Queens!” […]
If you’re a writer like me, then chances are you’re also having trouble concentrating in the midst of the daily assault on decency and justice that is the Trump administration. The outrages appear on multiple fronts at once, fast and furious, deployed with deliberate intent to demoralize and terrorize us all into accepting the unacceptable. […]
In this work-obsessed society, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of feeling that you have to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of your day. We all do it: driven self-employed entrepreneurs like myself, harried parents and caregivers tearing their hair out trying to balance work and family, and of course office […]
Rose de Fremery
Living at the intersection of digital culture and creativity.