ALBERTO PEPE

I am the co-founder of Authorea, a collaborative word processor and repository for scientists. I am also a Research Associate at Harvard University, where I recently completed a Postdoc in Astrophysics. At Harvard, I was also a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. I hold a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles with a dissertation on scientific collaboration networks. I live in Brooklyn, NY. I was born and raised in the small wine-making town of Manduria, in Puglia, Southern Italy.
The essay A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is not an essay about Las Vegas. The “fun thing” Wallace refers to is a 1-week trip on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Yet, reading the essay, I cannot help but notice the “(nearly lethal)” analogies between his adventure on the luxury cruise and my perception of Vegas.

The essay A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, by David Foster Wallace (1962-2008) is not an essay about Las Vegas. The “fun thing” Wallace refers to is a 1-week trip on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Yet, reading the essay, I cannot help but notice the “(nearly lethal)” analogies between his adventure on the luxury cruise and my perception of Vegas.

— 5 years ago