The Trouble With Text

People don’t like texts. Forget reading, they don’t want to look at them. Or so think amateur…

Visualizing Protein Motions with Static Images

In 2011 I worked with Canan Atılgan and Ali Rana Atılgan on the figures of their paper…

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The Information is Beautiful Awards

I was at the inaugural Information is Beautiful Awards ceremony & party at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in…

Cinemicroscopy

In my last microscopy post with the yellow sac spider, I had noted the resemblance between the…

Spider Under Microscope

I found this spider, dead, outside the window of my apartment. Looks like some species of yellow…

What Darwin Got Wrong

Review of What Darwin Got Wrong by Jerry A. Fodor, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini Part I: Lewontin Strikes Back (Literally, the…

Summertime

Fish are jumpin’ and I’m writin’ my second microscopy post, starring a mosquito. (See this post for the…

Inertialism

I am in the mood for doing some oldschool existential philosophy and I hereby define a new…

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After ISType 2012

ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars) 2012 is over and here are my notes about it. Right at the…

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ISType 2012

As Fevkalade we were invited to speak at Istanbul Type Seminars 2012. Unfortunately Fevkalade’s co-founder Emre couldn’t be there with me…

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Headhunting for Consciousness

Yesterday I met David Chalmers. 19 to go. (Crick is dead.) (I guess that’s why Dennett took…

Find Out What You Are

This is a personal project that dates back to 2009; I’ve been postponing sharing it because I…

Zeros and Universes

What do you think if you notice that all the zeros in the book you’re reading have…

Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol 17 Issue 1

The first issue of the new Leonardo Electronic Almanac is out on Amazon since January 2012. I did the identity…

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The Big Picture in Seven Scales

See the full size and Turkish versions here. After publishing this, quite a lot of people have…

Biology as Ideology

Review of Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA by Richard C. Lewontin Lewontin is a leftist…

Through My Old Microscope

I’ve recently found the microscope that I had when I was a kid. In a rush of…

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Image of Science 2; Output

I had worked with scientists Cleva Ow Yang and Ayşe Turak on creating better visual communication of…

1984 as Doublethink

It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs…

Why I Don’t Buy a Smartphone

because I prefer to have the excuse of not being able to check my emails when I’m away…

Metallica on Stage

Winner of the Bronze Medal in Data Journalism and of the Community Award in the inaugural Information…

“Bugün Ne Giysem?” and Design Education

“Bugün Ne Giysem?” (“What Shall I Wear Today?”) is a TV show in Turkey where female contestants…

Dawkins vs Gould

Review of Dawkins vs Gould: Survival of the Fittest by Kim Sterelny I had low expectations for…

Freedom and Neurobiology

Review of Freedom and Neurobiology: Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power by John R. Searle…

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