What do we owe to ourselves?
This weekend we were in sunny Nelson, where the air has that characteristic South Island crispness to it, and the sun stings just a little more than usual.
I am following diligently behind my mum. She is pushing a sparse trolley through our local Pak ‘n’ Save. I am eight.
In a bold move, Pintrest has blocked search results for terms that are known to proliferate anti-vax propaganda.
This week I’m hanging out in my hometown.
I deleted Twitter and Instagram off my phone.
As I’m writing this, I am procrastinating a large list of mind-numbingly simple tasks. (They’ve been hanging around so long they’re positively fermenting.)
I once gave a talk to a room full of women about enjoying problematic media.
Words for Increment Magazine
Applying design thinking to security practices can create a better, more secure experience.
There exists a pervasive myth in the tech industry: that usability and security are mutually exclusive. A widespread notion that making something secure inherently makes it hard to use, and making something easy to use inherently makes it less secure. In fact, the opposite is true. Good user experience design and good security cannot exist without each other. A secure system must be controllable, reliable, and hence usable. A usable system reduces…
Exercise. Dreaded, dreaded exercise. As a Standard Nerd, it won’t come as a surprise that I have never been, how you say, mobile, much in life.
We’ve all heard about this, right? Devices are designed to keep us addicted. Websites are designed to hijack the pleasure centres of our brain. They’ve trained us to expect novelty all the time.
I have never slept well. I’ve tried pretty much everything there is to try to have something that even mildly resembles a consistent sleep schedule.
Over the past few years I’ve noticed that my life is full of bad habits. Habits that were destroying my health, stifling my creativity, and hijacking my brain onto constant cycles of anxiety and mania.
I was once a cool girl.
And we’re back. This theme for this issue of HVNGRY is perspective, and it’s something easily forgotten in the busy hustle and bustle of each day. When I think of the word, the first thing that pops into my head is this photograph
Last week I came across some questions from high school students about string theory, dark energy, and multiverses.