What do Silicon Valley and the countercultural movements of the 1960s have in common? The answer is…a lot. At least this is what Fred Turner argues in his highly influential book From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth … Read More
The Oxford English Dictionary defines serendipity as the “faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident”. Serendipitous was, indeed, my encounter with Jill Anholt‘s art installation Lines of Work. Jill Anholt is a visual artist based in Vancouver and … Read More
The 70th edition of the International Communication Association conference was supposed to take place in these days in wonderful Gold Coast, Australia. By the time you’ll be reading this post, you’d probably already know that the organizers decided to cancel … Read More
My video for 4s 2019: Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, panel on “Disrupting Algorithms: Innovating Work and Life in the Digital Economy” organized by Yujie Chen and Alessandro Delfanti. Video recorded at the Vancouver Public Library Inspiration Lab.
Part of my research involves a content analysis of recent and current managerial literature. The inspiration for this study came from Nigel Thrift’s book “Knowing Capitalism” (2005). Thrift argues that the coming into existence of modern capitalism (or soft capitalism … Read More
July was a month full of events. Besides conducting my on field research, I also had the chance to present some of the outcomes at the XIX World Congress of Sociology which took place in Toronto. The theme of the … Read More
The past three weeks have been filled with events and interviews. The more I move into the Vancouver startup ecosystem, the more I learn about the different organizations active in town. So far, I had the chance to immerse myself … Read More
Hello everyone, and welcome to my first research update since the launch of the website. This week I’ve been working on setting up my Tableau Public account. Tableau is one of the leading data visualization software available, and I am … Read More
Economic Commission promo inviting workers and entrepreneurs to join the Vancouver’s tech ecosystem.
The Vancouver startup ecosystem as described by the Vancouver Economic Commission