Sentiers No.2

Algorithms, hauntings, autonomous cars and shinrin-yoku

In the first issue I mentioned the following ones would likely be shorter… and it’s not. So far this actually feels like a good length to cover the highlights of what I’ve read over the week and link to a couple of older things for context. Read to the end, I close with a walk […]

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Sentiers No.1

AI, climate change, solarpunk, a Babylonian tablet

Here we go, finally joining the internet of newsletters. Better very late than never I guess. Although, technically, I’ve been writing the We Seek newsletter for two years, does that count? In case you don’t speak/read French: sentiers means paths. I like the idea of finding paths amidst everything that surrounds us, figuring stuff out. It’s also a slight nostalgic nod […]

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Singular vs Plural

I had a great chat yesterday with Ian Sanders. We’ve been tweeting and sharing some of the same ideas and realizing some common interests so it was time for a “live” discussion. One of the things that came out of it was an insight on something that has been bugging me for a few years […]

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Writing Is The Most Scalable Professional Networking Activity

I found this thread by Andrew Chen super interesting so I thought I’d use it as a test for Darius Kazemi’s little tool, spooler. Works great! (Not sure why some tweets were regrouped in one paragraph and others not though…) I simply pasted from spooler to here and made some small tweaks. — After 10+ […]

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Hospice

hospice \ɔs.pis\ masculin En tant que nom commun, c’est l’ancien nom d’hôpitaux, d’hôtels, de monastères, de maisons de retraite ou encore de gîtes pour pèlerins ou randonneurs. (Header image: Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard.) — After three issues, we are putting our crazy project of The Alpine Review on (deep) hiatus. As I said on Twitter, it’s been a […]

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Taillefer.coop

Commençons doucement avec deux avertissements; premièrement, je n’ai jamais rencontré Alexandre Taillefer mais je l’aime beaucoup. Pour ses projets, son implication, ses valeurs, ses interventions, etc. Même après la mort de son fils, il attache sa tuque et essaie de faire sortir du bien de sa douleur. J’ai hâte qu’il se lance en politique. Secondo; […]

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Crédit photo : la SHED

Hybrid Spaces

A few weeks months ago, following a discussion about when we started Station C and how it had been quite early in the “wave” for that particular type of spaces, my friend Véronique asked me “so what would you start these days?” Spur of the moment and with the flow of conversation, I ended up […]

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Thought Partner

Since working on The Alpine Review in 2012, I’ve been asking myself: how can the research, thinking and curation work we did for this magazine become a viable service offering? There is a lot of value in our observations, research and thoughts, which surely have several more applications. Over coffee, a friend offered the expression, […]

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Partenaire de réflexion

Dès que j’ai commencé à travailler sur l’édition de The Alpine Review en 2012, une question s’est mise à me trotter en tête : comment la recherche, la réflexion et la curation de contenu que nous avons faites pour ce magazine pourraient-elles se transformer en une offre de service viable? Il n’y avait pas de […]

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Recently In The Churn

Or the new normal, the jackpot, super density. The GOP candidate for President of the USA says he won’t recognize the result of the election. Terrorists used a drone to film their attack on an Afghan army base. Hackers used millions of appliances to take down a huge chunk of the internet. Google becomes even […]

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Stalled

The problem with trying to write every day is that you need something to write about. Yes, technically people doing such a method usually say to just “sit and write” but I’m not trying to get in the habit of journaling [1], I’m trying to get better at writing [2] and restart a blogging habit. […]

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Apple Car

It seems to be pretty much a done deal that Apple is working on a car and signs are pointing to something coming out in 2019. I haven’t paid that much attention to it but around the types of topics I’m interested in it’s pretty hard to not at least catch a glimpse of the […]

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Weird Standards

For the last few years, when drinking coffee I’ve gone from mostly drinking lattes to mostly drinking “allongés” (long espressos). In that post latte phase, I didn’t pay attention much to foam / steamed milk density, quantity, and type. Things that 3rd wave coffee shops (where most of my coffee drinking occurs) are a bit […]

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They Pull Me Back In Again

I’m writing this later than usual because I’ve been setting up my new iPhone 7. For the last two and a half years I was using a Nexus 5 with Android and liked it quite a bit, I had no real issues with it, other than the kind of shit camera, which is especially annoying […]

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Life Timeline

I’ve had this idle thought in the back of my mind for a few weeks. Haven’t thought of it that much and I’ve certainly done no research but it’s come to mind regularly; a “life timeline app.” Kind of like those historical timelines where you see periods, how they overlap, when medieval times end, when […]

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