Posts by Darren

Visiting Auschwitz and the Schindler Museum

To get to Auschwitz, you take a 90-minute bus ride west of Krakow, through suburbs, exurbs and, finally, the Polish countryside. The camp, officially called the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, is on the outskirts of a town called O?wi?cim.

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The unintended impacts of sharing a celebrity photo

The day I betrayed Anthony Kiedis began like any other.

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What is the Amazon Echo for, really?

If we can’t tell whether your product launch video is satirical, you’ve probably hit the wrong note. This is the announcement video for the Amazon Echo.…

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Walking the Saints Way in Cornwall

The Saints Way is a 41 km trail that stretches across Cornwall’s peninsula, crossing pastures and following ancient lane ways in the footprints of Celtic saints.

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In 2014, what is my blog for?

This site is home to nearly 6000 blog posts. However, this will only be my third blog post of 2014, and only my 20th since the…

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My Photo in Spanish National Geographic Traveler Magazine

Through some fluke of circumstance, one of my photos is in the Spanish edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

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“Her” and the future of empathy

“Her” is both a love story and a ruminative critique of how we use technology. Yet, it’s also a meditation on empathy.

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Why don’t we care where image macros and GIFs come from?

Animated GIFs and image macros are more popular than ever. And yet we almost never know who created these ubiquitous images.

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