Paris Review – The Dreams in Which I’m Dying, Michael Thomsen -
The vanity of the zombie apocalypse. There are few things as narcissistic as an apocalypse fantasy. The apocalypse doesn’t mean the end of the world, just the end of humankind, and considering such a fate can lead us into a sentimental peace with the present day. August 31, 2014 at 12:09PM
Sarah Dillon -
Introduction. Under the Skin (2000) is the horrifying best-selling first novel of the Dutch-born, Australian-raised, Scottish-resident, contemporary novelist Michel Faber. August 28, 2014 at 08:53PM
Building a Plan B | Ytec 3D -
Nice. Used a big one of these to good effect recently.
Still report writing (and planning), but learning a lot about how I work and how to become a more effective writer. Can’t wait to get into some hands-on activities soon though.
Middle-class rules deaden too many arts venues. Let's fill them with life and noise -
In Edinburgh, where I live, the fringe and other festivals are turning this great city into a dressing-up box. The street life is heightened, as if everyone’s waiting for their cue, their choreographed moment, the flash mob music to begin. August 10, 2014 at 08:35PM
Adam Curtis: “We don't read newspapers because the journalism is so boring” -
Adam Curtis remains at the forefront of documentary filmmaking. He began in the early 80s, but his first major breakthrough came in 1992 with Pandora’s Box, a film which warned of the dangers technocratic politics and saw him pick up his first of six career BAFTAs. August 13, 2014 at 02:03PM
LIA - Software Art -
Inspired by this.
If Schools Don't Change, Robots Will Bring On a 'Permanent Underclass': Report -
Robots are taking all the jobs. But are we, the average, moderately skilled humans, screwed, or aren’t we? Let me just get it out of the way now: We are, unless there are drastic, immediate changes to education and economic systems around the world. August 07, 2014 at 09:40PM
An ‘Initial Reference Map’ of User Involvement in Mass Customisation…
I had it all, even the glass dishes with tiny bubbles and imperfections, proof that they were crafted by the honest simple hard-working indigenous peoples of… Wherever. — The Narrator, Fight Club.
The Heirloom Lounge -
A short story. A sci-fi short story. A kitchen-sink sci-fi short story. You’ve been warned. The flight had been delayed for another hour and my glasses had just been bricked by yet another update. Plus the rim was cracked from when I’d sat on it earlier. July 31, 2014 at 05:30AM
Little fella, in the sun. Lots of image posts at the moment because I’m writing my first year report. Normal service will resume in September. I might even have something to say about my research.
I’m such a bike nut: Saw this in Reykjavik and thought it had so much character. Look at the gouges and scratches on the rims! This thing has been around a bit. I also love the utilitarian colour scheme: sprayed or dipped grey to make it invisible, but take a look and every part on it is perfectly chosen. Such beauty in utility.
'Dragon glass' that I picked up off the trail in Iceland.