I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, … Continue reading The Waiting Starman
In the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 Marx outlined his theory of alienation. Under capitalism, the human subject enters not only a relationship of economic exploitation but also, in a sense, an existential problem. Within capitalism, not only is your time and energy no longer your own, the worker ends up no longer able … Continue reading There Is No-One In There
The Utopian idea of the internet has taken something of a battering in the last five years or so, but regardless, the idea retains an intuitive attractiveness. The internet can bring us together, can connect us, can facilitate the flow of information and help educate us, raise our consciousness and bring together people who would … Continue reading Eat the Pod
Contains spoilers. Please don't read if you haven't seen the film. For EHG, MW & all the other real world Amazons. Black and hideous to me is the tragedy that gathers and I’m sick beyond cure to have lived on to see it. You and I, the ornaments of our generation should have been spared … Continue reading We Don’t Deserve Her: A Reflection on Wonder Woman
There is a small village in England called Tyneham. There is, the internet will tell you, nothing particularly remarkable about it. Accessible on a single, narrow country road, you drive round the crest of a hill and see it lying there in the fold of the valley. A church steeple catches the eye and beyond … Continue reading The Forest Clearing or, At the Water’s Edge
One of the more constant questions I get is whether I archive or store my tweets anywhere. Whilst I understand this, there is something about the immediacy, the fleeting-ness of twitter as a medium that I like - it creates a kind of camaraderie of the people who are around at that moment which … Continue reading #TheoryTime – A Master Thread
What is Europe? In one sense the question is painfully obvious — a geographical location, a collection of borders and cultures and nations. Europe is a place, a distinct over-there that all too often for the United Kingdom at least exists in travel magazines, idyllic photographs and some idealized notion of culture designed to appeal … Continue reading What is Europe?