Posts by Darren

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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How to cycle the Canal du Midi

This 220 km canal in the south of France offers a gentle trip through the countryside, full of boozy lunches and quaint medieval towns.

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All Mediterranean islands do not look alike

I perked up the other night while watching “Agents of SHIELD”. The villain of the episode chose our former home, Malta, as the location of his…

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Salmon spawn in East Vancouver?

The other day–I can’t recall where–I read a story about salmon spawning in East Vancouver. It turns out that they spawn in Still Creek, near the…

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Why conference panels are awful, and how to fix them

“Panels are the best way to make four interesting people boring.”

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How to be a business grown-up in 23 easy steps

How do you learn business etiquette? Nobody taught me.

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