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…

Modern Art Meets Modern Metal

Okay, this will be a bit experimental and personal. I have become increasingly aware of a matching…

Heresies Exposed

I found this book, Heresies Exposed: A Brief Critical Examination in the Light of the Holy Scriptures…

Where Obama and Marx Meet

The Gotham epidemic has long hit Istanbul, and this is probably the best example to document it….

Thomas Huxley in Kadıköy?

Yesterday I found a hardcover 1911 copy of Man’s Place in Nature and Other Essays by Thomas…

A Typographic Portrait of London

After the Trento version I made in 2009, here is my typographic impression of London (+ a…

Dennett’s Istanbul Talk Online!

Here it is, finally, Dan Dennett’s Istanbul talk titled “Darwin’s Strange Inversion of Reasoning” from last year….

Typography Is Important – An Introductory Practical Guide

After dealing with a variety of students from different classes such as Project Studio, Web Design and…

A Well-Disposed Memeticist’s Problems With the Meme Talk

It’s been some time since I finished reading Darwinizing Culture: the Status of Memetics as a Science…

Taking Memetics Seriously

I am currently reading Darwinizing Culture, edited by Robert Aunger. I just finished David Hull’s contribution titled…

Ads and News from the 1960s

Some photos I took while going through the archives of the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet (from the 1960s)…

Beautiful Typography From the 1960s

Last week I visited the Taksim Atatürk Library and went through the archives of Turkish newspapers (Hürriyet,…

House MD: Stories Worth Watching

I’m not a big fan of stories. In fact, I lost my interest in stories a long…

Where to Use En and Em Dashes: Lupton vs Bringhurst

Do you think that one must be mentally ill to care about the length of the dashes…

No Intelligence Involved in Expelled

I’ve finally watched Ben Stein’s Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, an authored documentary on the Intelligent Design (ID)…

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The house number on the wall of our summerhouse had worn off, so I had to paint…

The Story of a Clever Young Man

Since I watched Wittgenstein by Derek Jarman and fell in love with the story told by J….

A Typographic Portrait of Trento

I was in Rovereto, Trento (Italy) for a few days to present a poster in the COGEVO:…

Naming Things

We made the chair, and named it ‘chair’, ‘chaise’, etc. That’s fine. But isn’t it rude of…

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