Literature

Sure we can, but SHOULD we? Digital Head and the Ethics of Intelligence

Examining the unpredictable and disruptive possibilities contained within new technologies...

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The Man in the Amazon Castle (No Spoilers)

Amazon Prime and Ridley Scott team up to bring Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle to the screen. Trebuchet recommends...

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The Movements of the Idiot: Are We All Ironic Now? (Part Two)

Handling irony is like handling plutonium: you must be careful that the radiation doesn’t kill you, or at least rob you of the ability to make meanings and give force to ideas...

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Of Short Cinema and Semiotics: PoetryFilm

PoetryFilm: image, text and sound techniques in very experimental forms...

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Move Both Directions at Once: Traversing the Greed-Deranged Earth of Neoliberal Capitalism

Our trajectory must be halted; it is crucial that we become waylaid by the pull of a force larger than ourselves...

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Watching the Hugos burn. Sci-Fi Controversy Wreaks Havoc

At this point, the Hugo Awards of 2015 look as good as dead, and everyone is now fighting over a corpse....

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The Man Who Brought Fantasy to the Masses [Terry Pratchett Eulogy]

t is fitting that Terry Pratchett, who did so much with the written word, will now have acres upon acres of column inches dedicated to his death this week. Sixty-six is no age, of course, and any...

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Katha [Following George Orwell in Burma]

Photojournalist Julio Echart traces the footsteps of George Orwell in Burma...

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Neil Gaiman at the Barbican

For an hour or so, we could almost taste the wetted air of foggy heaths and breathe the scent of mythical caves....

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Interzone at the Barrier

There were around 250 people milling around the makeshift bunker and most of them had taken the trouble to dress for excess....

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Neil Gaiman Reads

Neil Gaiman will read aloud his story The Truth Is A Cave In The Black Mountains at the Barbican, London...

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Interzone : Celebrating William S Burroughs

He was a writer who wanted to rub out the word and when the word is gone only the image remains. The codex – the control formula – pictures of ‘what will be’ carved into stone....

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You Are What you Read. Really.

Reading a novel may cause changes in resting-state connectivity of the brain that persist...

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Alan De Niro : Tyrannia

The value of De Niro's writing is not in what is depicted but in tone, theme, and the disconcerting mood of the short pieces as they seed doubts and second-guesses in the reader. ...

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TJ Clark : Picasso and Truth

Clark interprets Picasso’s output in the 1920s as a time marking the end of intimacy and proximity – the end of ‘close-ups’ to things one knows in daily life. ...

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Zombiezzzzzzzz: Putting the genre to rest

Hordes of undead roaming the streets are one thing, but stagnant and creatively bankrupt popular culture that never goes away is another. It’s time the genre got shot in the head....

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Hastings Storytelling Festival

Hastings Storytelling Festival celebrates the narrative art, and may just restore your faith in a decent yarn. None of which will be 140 characters or less....

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Seamus Heaney Tribute : London Irish Centre

The Irish community in London gathers to celebrate the life and work of the great man....

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Pleading in the Blood : Ron Athey [Book Review]

Seventeen extensive essays from underworld luminaries of art and music attempt to nail Ron Athey’s ethos and individual practice...

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The Songs of Lovecraft’s Children

Gary Hill won’t make a fortune from The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H. P. Lovecraft, or be interviewed on breakfast TV about it, but it had to be written....

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Seamus Heaney RIP

Few Nobel laureates make visits to state schools to discuss poetry. Heaney did....

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Philip K Dick : An Adapted Man

As far as adaptations of Philip K Dick’s work go there are not as many as you might think...

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Wings of Wax and a Missed Payday

If the pink beam was indeed a vital message from beyond, then Phillip K Dick proved to be a totally unsuitable transmission device for it....

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Sometimes the Stars Rain Down Hard

Off World, a new and unexpected threat to Phil’s razor-edged peace of mind was lurking in the wings. Its name was Blade Runner...

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Philip K. Dick : 2-3-74

'Plastic explosives had been used to open his filing cabinets and many important manuscripts, letters, notes and possessions were missing.' Philip K. Dick's trials continue....

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And Phil Kept Falling Pt. 2

A new audience of potheads, tripsters and scene makers had no doubt that, when it came to psychedelic science fiction, Phil was the man...

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And Phil Kept Falling

Berkeley in the early fifties was a hotbed of radical thought and a young Phil stumbled through it with an impish sense of humour alienating Marxists, Trotskyites and ‘free thinkers’ alike with...

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What Money Can’t Buy – The Moral Limits of Markets [Review]

Like all manifestations of human agency, the market is just a tool, a means of negotiating and managing resources. If the markets can corrupt or wreck havoc, it is because we let them. ...

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Why is Lovecraft so Sexy?

'the man himself was an eccentric, though charming, recluse with a genteel nature and an intense dislike of seafood'...

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