Essays

Voting as a Symbol

Summary: Arguments often end up unresolved when one side values about rational outcomes but the other is more interested in sociological signaling. The sociological argument is based in the idea that humans form trust and group identity Read more…

By kyle, ago
Snippets

Brand Run-off

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I think it could be argued that the US still leads the world in branding. Those that come from the world of marketing communications, advertising, and design obsess over the stories Read more…

By kyle, ago
Essays

Magic Circles I

Some argue that the divine quality of humans – the thing that sets us apart from mere animals – is our ability to process abstract thoughts and share them through abstract communication. To this end, Read more…

By kyle, ago
Reflections

disgust.

An early morning in Tokyo, a peaceful forest outside of Portland, a sunny day on El Tunco beach, a quiet village in the Dominican Republic, a bustling market in, Mexico City, a bike ride outside Hanoi.     The impetus for Read more…

By kyle, ago