On the 28th of October I am organising a new type of marathon, called "De Maratonde". It is a marathon like any marathon, only its track is just 190 meters long and it runs in a circle. The location of the Maratonde is a famous roundabout in Purmerend, the Netherlands. For Dutch standards it is… Continue reading De Maratonde, World’s First Marathon On A Roundabout
In evolution there are two ways of transferring genes from one generation to the next: Vertical Gene Transfer (VGT) and Horizontal Gene Transfer (HGT). Everyone who has enjoyed a secondary education will know the former one, but the latter one is less commonly known. This might not be so surprising, since they do not equally… Continue reading Can Super Humans Compete With Super Algorithms? Evolution Holds The Answer.
Halfway through my internship now at FUNDAMENTAL BERLIN I have come to realise a thing or two about how Fundamental as a design studio operates and ensures its prolonged existence. One of them is that Fundamental is really designing purely decorative objects and that their business strategy relies mostly on impulse buyers. Fundamental's specialty are flatpack… Continue reading Internshit: A Half-baked Analysis of FUNDAMENTAL BERLIN
One month ago I decided to not listen to any music for a month to see how that would affect me and potentially learn from that as I explained here. Music, just like many other things nowadays, is something we almost always have access to no matter where we are and what we are doing;… Continue reading One Month Without Music: Conclusion
Going for a run in Berlin is quite a different experience than going for a run in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. In Eindhoven you wouldn't really encounter anything of visual significance, the oldest buildings are maybe just over a hundred years old and not really awe-inspiring, but running in Berlin and playing hide and seek with… Continue reading Going For an Early Morning Run in Berlin
Tomorrow it will be my 50th day in Berlin, my 37th day at my internship and my 28th day in my current apartment. In 19 days I have to move out again and in no less than 86 days my internship will come to an end. What have I learned so far? And what am I… Continue reading Day #49 – Living Like a Machine