What am I focusing on these days? This page is updated frequently and inspired by the Now page movement.
- I did a trip ✈️ to the south of Italy and the south of France last month. I visited Naples, Capri Island and the famous Amalfi Coast in Italy; Nice, Cannes and Provence region of France. The trip was absolutely amazing! The best decision was to go in a non-touristy season. I will definitely do a post on my blog about the trip.
- I continue writing my Planet:tech newsletter. In the latest issue, I explore how CRISPR and gene-edited foods could potentially bring to the table a new opportunity to improve our health, food taste as well as fight climate change. Don’t forget to subscribe. 😉
- Books I am reading:
“The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America”. This book seemed like a must-read to me in the age of big data. The book explores how privacy became the indispensable language for monitoring the ever-shifting line between our personal and social selves.
“Accessibility for Everyone”. Our co-founders at The Gradient brought me this book from their recent trip to New York (thank you Oleg and Denis!) It is a good book to get anyone started on accessibility.
- Articles I recommend:
“The history of smallpox & the origins of vaccines“. A fascinating read. Smallpox was one of the worst diseases in human history. It is also, among diseases, humanity’s greatest triumph: the only human disease we have completely eradicated. Along the way, it led to some of the earliest clinical trials and quantitative epidemiology, and the first vaccines. It is a fascinating exploration by The Roots of Progress, one of my top favorite resources.
What I watch: old good Netflix shows. 😁One of their recent series that I enjoy is “Inside Bill's Brain“, documentary that details the inner workings of Bill Gates's mind, work and philanthropic projects. Totally recommend it. Another one is Netflix documentary “Rotten” that explains how the food industry can be corrupt and how it affects everyone from the farmer to the consumer. To summarise: the way we get our food is inherently f*&%&*.
- Hobbies: painting classes 🎨 and trying cooking various vegan meals. I also started a few online courses on art recently, the one I really enjoy is “Modern Art and Ideas” by MOMA on Coursera.
Last update: November 2019.
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