Shakil Rabbi

AI is the printing press reborn

AI is an impossible problem if you think of writing as the end.

6m ago

Our 'entangled freedoms'

The curtailment of free speech and writing is especially distressing for the liberal classes in the US, given the values enshrined in the First Amendment with its guarantee of freedom of expression and the press.

1y ago

Our brains react differently to digital and printed text. What does this mean for readers?

We generally use the same parts of the brain no matter the medium, with one crucial exception. And therein lies the rub.

1y ago

Muting Shakespeare: Watching Richard III in Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is a New York institution.

1y ago

What Does It Mean to Write in an Everyday Life?

There is a paradox to literacy in our contemporary societies.

3y ago

A Burning: Good Books Are Hard to Read

Good books – even as they are arresting – are often hard to read. This is not because they are difficult in themselves so much because oftheir content.

3y ago

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy is pretty to look at. It is an animated documentary laying out a meandering conversation between two men (as of now, also free to stream on Youtube). We would call it an adda. The first is the interviewer himself, Michael Gondry, a

4y ago

Metaphors of Writ-ing and How We Ac-tually Write

What is a metaphor? How does it help people learn to write? What good is it to even to ask such questions? Though Bangladeshi culture values literature greatly and so recognizes its value in poetry we do not think much about metaphors beyond aesthetics. People overlook the power

5y ago
November 24, 2023
November 24, 2023

AI is the printing press reborn

AI is an impossible problem if you think of writing as the end.

June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Our 'entangled freedoms'

The curtailment of free speech and writing is especially distressing for the liberal classes in the US, given the values enshrined in the First Amendment with its guarantee of freedom of expression and the press.

April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023

Our brains react differently to digital and printed text. What does this mean for readers?

We generally use the same parts of the brain no matter the medium, with one crucial exception. And therein lies the rub.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

Muting Shakespeare: Watching Richard III in Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is a New York institution.

March 6, 2021
March 6, 2021

What Does It Mean to Write in an Everyday Life?

There is a paradox to literacy in our contemporary societies.

August 15, 2020
August 15, 2020

A Burning: Good Books Are Hard to Read

Good books – even as they are arresting – are often hard to read. This is not because they are difficult in themselves so much because oftheir content.

June 29, 2019
June 29, 2019

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy is pretty to look at. It is an animated documentary laying out a meandering conversation between two men (as of now, also free to stream on Youtube). We would call it an adda. The first is the interviewer himself, Michael Gondry, a

May 25, 2019
May 25, 2019

Metaphors of Writ-ing and How We Ac-tually Write

What is a metaphor? How does it help people learn to write? What good is it to even to ask such questions? Though Bangladeshi culture values literature greatly and so recognizes its value in poetry we do not think much about metaphors beyond aesthetics. People overlook the power

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