On Tokyo, alienation, and its value.
Author: Tom van Nuenen
The trains of Japan are the apex of its hospitality.
You can find VR experiences in two of the world’s biggest cities. They are very interesting.
The Venetian, the luxury hotel and casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the famed examples of postmodern tourism.
Copenhagen, much like Amsterdam, prides itself on its many pedaling citizens zooming by on narrow lanes. As a Dutchie, I like cycling, so when arriving in the city for a visiting scholarship, the first question was where to procure one.
A few years ago I wrote an article on thatgamecompany’s 2012 modern classic Journey, an indie game about a desert pilgrimage.
From the outside, the club on Bui Vien street looked exactly like the ones he’d known from his hometown. Crowded silhouettes of twentysomethings raising the roof, the hum of 90s dance bass seeping from under the double doors flanked by fake palm trees. But as soon as he stepped inside, wading through the crowd, he […]
As the plane starts its descent, the movie I’m watching is called Life, a sci-fi horror with Jake Gyllenhaal in which a Martian plant monster is killing its human captors on the ISS. My neighbor is watching something arguably more thrilling: the bird’s eye camera on the airplane. As the plane shakes and churns, the two screens fit […]
Someone once told me there’s a small part of you that doesn’t return home with you after each trip.
On Ankor Wat and its camera-wielding company.