The Temple of Abstraction

by Geoff Olson • In the splendid 2015 Pixar film, Inside Out, the characters Joy and Sadness momentarily get trapped inside Abstract Thought, a building … Read more

Cathedrals to cartoons

Art, satire and spirituality in the 21st century • article and photo by Geoff Olson On a six-week trip to Europe back in the eighties, … Read more

IBM subsidiary poster from 1934

Big Data’s dark history

by Geoff Olson Photo: IBM subsidiary poster from 1934: “See everything with Hollerith punchcards.” • Big data is a buzz-term that has softened into a tabloid … Read more

Lit from within

The extraordinary story of Jacques Lusseyran by Geoff Olson • They told me that to be blind meant not to see. Yet how was I … Read more

The off-key song of creation

by Geoff Olson • In a scene from the 1999 film, The Matrix, a mysterious figure in shades confronts the main character, Neo. “You’ve felt … Read more