This book

At one point, you just have to start writing. At one point, you just have to share what you have written. This short book is a compilation of prompts, questions, existential provocations of being a body in a codified world. At one point, you have to ask yourself, what kind of person you want toContinue reading “This book”

VOMIT

Agency. Binary. Credibility. Dichotomy. Equity. Fascism. Gun. Hegemony. Inclusivity. Jaded. Kurtosis. Liability. Monopoly. Neutrality. Oxymoron. Polarity. Quintessential. Rage. Similarity. Transcend. Ubiquity. Validity. Wrath. Xenophobia. Yearning. Zoning This series does not offer answers. I am too limited to arrive at absolute answers. We are too limited – temporally and spatially – to really embrace certain answers,Continue reading “VOMIT”

The Spineless

Sing me your painsas I close my eyesand let the night fool meinto believing that I understand Sing me a lullabythat tells a storyhow your countrymen foughthow your country lostcount of the bodiesthat had to be surrendered In exchangeof something more valuable than oilbut cannot even capturethe magnitude of my ragethe length of my despairthatContinue reading “The Spineless”

Byte by Byte

I am a researcher. I am enamored by thinking, problematizing, understanding, and trying to craft solutions. I was part of a big program pushing for digital agriulture; we tried to enhance our food systems byte by byte. We used satellite images to capture geographies of agricultural systems, and geographies of human practices. I crafted toolsContinue reading “Byte by Byte”

More than Quantified

One of the major pushes I had to have this binary set etched on my center-back is how development work has deteriorated to the point of treating people as data. Development and research organizations have turned to datafying people. While curating a database is essential for a number of reasons, a database is not anContinue reading “More than Quantified”

The Valley where it Begins

Quite a night, quite a thought. I was alone, but my mind was together with other. Other thoughts, quite a number of questions. I knew I wanted something permanent, somewhere permanent on my fleeting body. It hit me, it hit me in the middle. I saw a valley, where I can be a river. IContinue reading “The Valley where it Begins”