Regarding the Dam | Watermark review essay

Late last year, I prepared a review essay regarding Edward Burtynksy and Jennifer Baichwal’s film Watermark for Harvard Design Magazine‘s 39th issue “Wet Matter.” Unfortunately, the HDM could only publish and abbreviated version because the issue was packed with a great variety of other fascinating material, all presented in a truly lovely package. Thanks to Pierre Bélanger, Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin…

“The Debt of Creativity” TED Talk

In March, I delivered a TED Talk at TEDxNovaScotia on “The Debt of Creativity,” which was about debt, creativity, the radical imagination, Gustav Courbet, student loans, indentured labour, the Paris Commune, globalization and whatever else I could cram into my 15 minutes of fame. I’m not a huge fan of TED talks, but I hope…

In Wasafiri and Public Books, Interviews with Hari Kunzru

The journal Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing and the innovative new website Public Books have published different “cuts” my interview with the acclaimed novelist, essayist and literary activist Hari Kunzru. I have long been a fan of Kunzru’s work and was delighted to have the opportunity to sit down with him in the autumn of 2012…