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Blog posts that I'm rather pleased with or that I'd like to draw your attention to.
- Thoughts on The Social DilemmaNetflix's documentary on the dangers of the surveillance capitalism industry gives me hope amongst the Lovecraftian dread of social media.
- Revising the 1972 ProjectMaking sense of how we make sense of the present by looking the events of 50 years ago.
- We desperately need social media literacy or the fascists will winMy irregular polemic on the social media and its problems returns.
- History is constantly being "erased", and that's OK.Critiquing the statue "debate" by examining what we mean by history and heritage.
- Marching against racism in BirminghamConnecting the current #BLM protests with marches since the 1960s. (On the Walkspace blog)
- Walking Weird BritainI review the Weird Walk zine by looking how the concept of "weird" has been used to explore this country. (On the Walkspace blog.)
- Last week a jigsaw saved my lifeLike many people, I discovered the joy of jigsaws during lockdown.
- Good composition is ideologically fraughtCropping someone out of a photo for aesthetic reasons is a dangerous game.
- Pretty TraumaThe seductive horrorshow of the Handmaid's Tale.
- Ars Electronic 2017A report from the international digital arts festival in Linz, Austria commissioned by New Art West Midlands.
- My new camera is a laserCommissioned for Knowle West Media Centre's 20th anniversary publication.
Writing to see what happens when I write.
- New art! Plus much pondering about art!What follows is the blog archive of my newsletter sent on the 27th of February 2020. One day I'll figure out how to post to both the web and email in a way that satisfies me, but for now, subscribe over here if you want it in your inbox.
- A new Curtis landsSo there's a new Adam Curtis film out. It's 8 hours long over 6 chapters and in it he attempts to explain, or outline a theory explaining, how we have gotten to where we're at at this moment in time and why the world doesn't seem to be working for anyone anymore.
- Notes for Dec 18thIt's funny how despite knowing that my energy levels graph like in sin-waves, with a peak followed by a trough, when I'm at a peak I totally don't see the trough coming, assuming that I'll be able to maintain this awesome level of productivity forever without crashing. Which is to …
- Notes for Dec 5thThanks to those who let me know that they liked the new format. I'm still not sold on the emoji's but the act of choosing the triptych entertains me enough to continue in this vein. 🎂🎅🏻🎄 My mum's Christmas cake is somewhat legendary, especially as she has sent me a …
- Notes for Dec 3rdBeen a while. Day off today with nothing on the todo list for a change, so let's try something new. I got very confused this week by condensation on the plastic roof I recently put up over the rabbit run and outside the shed door. Over the weekend it was …
- Exeunt CorbynJeremy Corbyn has left the Labour Party.
- Heritage Socialism – a working definitionFirst stab at defining a term I came up with and think is worth developing.
- Dome UpWe built a geodesic dome in the back garden and it is awesome.
- Economics and EpidemiologyThe pandemic has shown us how a lot of things we took for granted actually work.
- Photographs as dataA rough draft at introducing the base concepts for machine learning and image recognition.