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Pierre Massat

Pierre Massat is a data-visualizer at and a musician ( )

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Do you like zombie movies ?

I do. I like sci-fi too, and I’ll tell you why. It is because sci-fi – and zombie movies – are mirrors. They may show you people travelling in spaceships or chain-sawing the living dead, but the stories they tell are really about the era and the society in which they are/were made. They are in fact about us. This may seem obvious to some o...

Don’t give up before you even tried ! (or what I wish Naomi Klein’s interview in Antwerp had been about)

Last Sunday  we went with a group of ex-ITM-colleagues to hear Naomi Klein talk about her latest  book “No is not enough” in the beautiful De Roma theater in Antwerp. A journalist led the conversation with Naomi. Her questions were unfortunately almost exclusively focused on Trump, a topic Klein didn’t manage to escape either. Klein’s ...

Greece : When was democracy last seen at the negotiation table ? On irrational behavior of technocrats and democratic leaders

Dear readers, if you are only interested in global health, this post is probably not for you. But if you have been following the Greek crisis more or less closely, and you feel that the logic behind it has been escaping you, read on.  Be aware though that this post will leave you with more questions than answers. Creditors have been imposing au...

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs versus Amazon tribes: who will turn out to be the most resilient, 50 years from now ?

There has been a lot of attention in the press for the so called “Uber model “  lately. “Workers on tap”, as the Economist put it, succinctly. A brave new era in which many employees will be replaced by self-employed individuals (or “independent contractors”), and where the most successful businesses will be the ones that design the...