December 2023 News

I’ve decided to make news posts every month about random things that are happening with me and my work. This month, I migrated my newsletter to Substack. Of course, this blog will still remain active.

However, if you subscribe to my Substack, you can get my technology and environment newsletter by email. It is 100% free, but there is an option of paying $5 per month to support my work. Any contributions are highly appreciated, as I am an independent content creator and one of my main goals is to work against the technological system that is poisoning our planet.

I’ve also read a few books lately that might be of interest to you. The first is Sylvia A. Earle’s “The World is Blue. It’s a book about ocean conservation and gives a good overview of what the ocean is all about and how we mistreat it.

The other book is Mark Boyle’s “Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi”, which is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Everyone knows there are a ton of books on conservation and the ethics of the environment, but Mark Boyle really does an excellent job framing our attitude towards the environment in very clear terms: violence.

His viewpoint sparked my interest to research a bit more about violence so I went through Slavoj Žižek’s “Violence”. That was not an easy read in many places and certainly not as cohesive as Boyle’s book, but it does provide some insightful analysis as well.

Finally, I was also thinking that it’s been just about a year since I gave my notice in that I was quitting my full-time job as a researcher. Although I enjoyed my time as a PhD student, I didn’t not enjoy working with mathematics in the “real world” and quitting was one of the best things I ever did. So, to all my readers, I’d like to say that I’m doing well and I’m quite happy that I’m not contributing to technological development any more.

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