Seth Godin used my photo in his TED conference talk

Ok, this is so random I just have to share it with you guys. When I visited Beijing, now a couple of years ago, I took this picture in a Beijing park:

All the things not to do...

It’s a funny sign! Then, today, I listened to a talk by Seth Godin (and here, his personal website). The talk was held at a TED conference, but published online so I watched the video. Suddenly, in one of his slides, my photo pops up, to my great surprise. I mean, Seth is a famous guy, a good speaker, and TED is a great conference. Don’t believe me? Check the below screenshot, or click it to go straight to the video:

Seth Godin on Youtube

This if fun of course! The only nagging problem is that I was never notified of this, and I was not attributed. My photo is Creative Commons, with Attribution as part of it. That would be a link, name, etc. But I never see those attributions in slide images. I guess it is a grey zone… If Seth wants more photos from me, I will happily provide them if he asks first 😉

UPDATED: Seth contacted me and explained how he got the photo. Apparently, it’s being spread around without attribution. Ah well, I’m still happy my photo was used :). Thanks Seth!

My new cyberpunk, scifi and future Tumblr blog


You know, I spend a lot of my time online looking for inspiration in the areas of (post-)cyberpunk, neopunk, scifi, futurism, etc. As a writer of cyberpunk games, it is of course natural, but I do it more out of habit and interest.

In any case, I felt there was no good blog around this topic. The material I find are from a large number of sources. A few dedicated scifi blogs, but still lacking the more cyberpunky parts. So, I felt it was time to create one. It now resides on the extremely simple blogging system Tumblr. The link is:

I gave it the name of ripperdoc’s clinic, which until recently was the name for the blog you are now reading. I felt a name switch was more appropriate! This blog is just my own thoughts and links, whereas the other is that of my alter ego, ripperdoc. So, if you are interested in links, videos and photos with inspiration about the future, start following ripperdoc’s clinic.