Two Clock Country

There is a long used aphorism, that a person with one clock always knows the time, but a person with two clocks is never sure. As 2016 slithers into the past it leaves behind two democracies, the US and the UK, with the democratic equivalent of the two clock problem. It was Churchill who observed that democracy is the […]

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The Sound of Disturbed

You may have unwittingly heard it in the background of the latest Gears of War trailer, but its worth drawing your attention to this fine version of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence as performed by Disturbed. It’s not without its critics, who point out its all a bit Dad Rock, and not as […]

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Tales of Tiree

In March I travelled up to the Scottish Island of Tiree with my StoryPlaces partner-in-crime Charlie Hargood in order to take part in the 11th Tiree Tech Wave organised by Alan Dix. The Tech Wave is a creative space where people can come together to talk interesting ideas and make cool things. I’ve known Alan for a […]

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Glorious

In the last few weeks Mark Bernstein, a leading light in digital culture, and an established figure in the hypertext and web community has posted a sequence of articles (Infamous, Careless, Thoughtless, Reckless and most recently Caring) on #Gamergate and that movement’s use of Wikipedia. Particularly the proposal by the Arbitration Committee to ban key editors who were taking issue with Gamergater’s actions, […]

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