Author Archives: Michal Grabias

Secrecy We Can See

Trevor Paglen’s presentation today about the inherent problem with secrecy due to the tangible nature of the aspects around secrets captivated me much more than I would have expected. I had never looked at the issue of secrecy and information … Continue reading

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Ending with an Ending

In Highschool, my English teachers often stressed the importance of the first paragraph of a novel, as it introduces the novel to the reader, and is hopefully captivating enough to keep one’s interest going past that first section. Even more … Continue reading

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Standards & Poor

Throughout the novel it seems as though each character experiences at least one instance of a struggle between the old traditions and the new ideas. This is a period of shifting ideals and changing beliefs towards how one conducts him/herself … Continue reading

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Of Accounting and Men

Gabriel Betteredge not only begins and ends his account with a quote from┬áRobinson Crusoe, but each one incorporates accounting terminology as a fundamental aspect of the passage, an aspect that can be expanded into the general sense of value Betteredge … Continue reading

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