Posts labelled with "iMac"

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    Nature via Nurture
    by Matt Ridley
    Amazon
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    iPhone
    "I read e-books on the Kindle app, constantly. The books and CDs on my shelves are merely the fossil record."
    Apple
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    iMac
    Apple
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    Various books...
    ... on evolutionary theory
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    Bad Science
    Ben Goldacre's book
    Amazon
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    The God Delusion
    by Richard Dawkins
    Amazon

Editor: Baba Brinkman is no ordinary mortal: he combines 4 of my favourite things – rap, learning, evolutionary theory, and mash ups. He's the brains who turned the Canterbury Tales in to The Rap Canterbury Tales, and who created the award-winning Rap Guide to Evolution.

Who are you?

I'm a cross between Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Darwin, and Jay-Z, a science-minded storytelling lyricist.  My work is a form of stylized communication for the dual purpose of entertainment and edification, and my chosen subject matter is haphazard but fairly consistently intellectual.  In other words I'm a didactic rapper, and it never ceases to surprise me that there's a market for such a thing.

What's your favorite thing on your desk?

Conformism be damned, it's my iPhone.  The main reason?  Because I read e-books on the Kindle app, constantly.  The books and CDs on my shelves are merely the fossil record, bearing witness to the legacy of our recent cultural evolution into the digital world, at least when it comes to content.  Socializing and sharing experiences is still better in person.

What would make your space even better?

All of the books and CDs would be digitized, and I would have a bit more legroom, or better yet, an office to work in (the desk is at the foot of my bed).

Any words of wisdom for your readers?

Try not to mistake your personal preferences for moral virtues, or vice versa.

Editor: Thanks for the interview, Baba!
If there's someone you want Tagbento to interview for this series, email me!

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    Books
    I love consuming literature. I developed a penchant for classics at school, which has grown and grown, hence the Ovid. My best man gave me the collected poems of Charles Bukowski for Christmas and I am also struggling through Ulysses at present.
    Amazon
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    Coffee
    I drink far too much coffee; a fact constantly pointed out to me by my fiance and my mother. This particular mug reflects my passion for old Penguin books, as well as a real love of Sherlock Holmes stories.
    Amazon
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    Candle
    I bought this candle at the Sacré-Cœur during a trip to Paris with the other half. It reminds me of my faith and that there are more important things in life than worrying about work.
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    Camera
    I love the outdoors and I love photographs. There's nothing better than taking oneself off for an amble outdoors and just snapping away.
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    Mac
    We're an Apple household. The missus works in fashion, so is constantly glued to Photoshop working on designs. I love Macs and could never imagine going back to a PC.
    Apple
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    Ancestors
    This is a picture of my maternal grandfather's father, with all of his siblings back in the early 20th century. Family is important to me and I like the thought that my ancestors are looking over me.
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    Headphones
    I love music and sometimes listen late into the night – especially if I have work to finish.
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    iPhone
    Talking, texting, email access, communicating, music, work, play – I hate to admit I'm dependent on technology, but I would be lost without my iPhone.
    Apple
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    CDs
    Does anyone buy CDs any more? I love music and spent three years at HMV after graduation. I enjoy everything from electronic music to jazz, blues, classical and alternative.

Who are you?

My name's Callum, I'm 28 and I'm a copywriter / social media / digital marketing professional.  Despite the fact I love my job and working in this dynamic and ever-evolving industry, I believe that 'who we are' should not be limited to our means of income:

I love reading, from the ancient classics such as Homer, Virgil, Ovid and Plato, to detective pulps, poetry and Victorian gothic horror.  I love walking in the great outdoors: as a Sussex man through and through, my idea of heaven is tramping off across the South Downs near my native Lewes.

I'm also a keen amateur photographer, enjoy art and music and also have discovered a recent passion for gardening.  I started a project in 2009 that saw me growing vegetables on a balcony in Hackney, which grew (pun intended) into a successful blog and online urban gardening community.

What’s your favourite thing on your desk?

This should be the old family photograph; however this is a reproduction and my mother has the original at home.  With that aside, I'd have to say my iPhone.  Talking, texting, social networking, emailing, working, photographing, listening to music, playing games – I'd be lost (and very bored) without it.

What would make your space even better?

A better chair!  This was an old one that was being thrown out of an office and does the job – however a bigger desk and a much more ergonomic chair would make a world of difference.

Any words of wisdom for your readers?

I think during working life, there are many times when stuff gets on top of you.  It's important to have some personal things around you, such as photographs and mementoes, to remind yourself why you're doing all this.

I work so much more productively with music playing, although the style of music varies phenomenally dependant on mood.



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