Posts by Dann Berg

Finally getting featured in Fortune Magazine

Elizabeth Dwoskin for the Wall Street Journal: Computer programs that scan facial expressions have been used to detect whether people respond positively to commercials or whether hospital patients are in pain. Can they also read a CEO’s mind? James Cicon thinks they can. A finance professor at University of Central Missouri, Cicon built software that […]

Best music videos ever made, ranked

Best music videos ever made, ranked (many NSFW): 5. Whiskey Shivers – Gimme All Your Lovin’ 4. DYE – Fantasy 3. Major Lazer – Pon De Floor 2. Biting Elbows – Bad Motherfucker 1. Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse of the Heart Honorable mentions: DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What, Major Lazer – Bubble Butt, El Guincho – […]

Berenst#in Bears hit close to home

Nightmares are much more powerful when you’re younger. I can’t really remember any bad dreams I’ve had over the past five years (although I’m sure that I had them) but I still vividly remember a nightmare I had at age five when a wolf was stalking our family van. I was looking out the back of […]

The Easyway to quit Beijing

From The Economist’s “Mapping the invisible scourge“: Berkeley Earth’s scientific director, Richard Muller, says breathing Beijing’s air is the equivalent of smoking almost 40 cigarettes a day and calculates that air pollution causes 1.6m deaths a year in China, or 17% of the total. Um, holy crap.

A “simpler” life

The joking/not joking tone of this post really gets me. From Rob Rhinehart’s How I Gave Up Alternating Current: With no fridge, no dishes, no microwave, no oven, no range, no dishwasher, no utensils, no pests, no cleaning products nor dirty rags, my life is considerably simpler, lighter and cleaner than before. I think it was […]

Being plucked from obscurity

Stefanie Cohen, writing about Robert Askins (playwright, Broadway’s “Hand to God“) for the Wall Street Journal1: Mr. Askins wrote “Hand to God” five years ago and it was staged in 2011 at the off-off Broadway Ensemble Studio Theater. The show was critically praised, and producer Kevin McCollum, (“Avenue Q,” “Motown” “Rent,” “In the Heights”) who […]