The Lonely Crowd

The death of hegemony with the rise of the media. My PhD supervisor Alan Costall always warned me about what we might call presentism in researching the literature. As he rightly said, it’s all too easy to only look at recent texts and those that recur again and again in …

The Drill finds out the Dowser

An Exploration of Post-Factuality In 1992 I organised an exhibition at Littlehampton Museum on the history of a local company, Duke and …

Travels in Annwn 3: Discussion

Introduction Stalker is by no means the only game which recreates “historic” places (see Kapell and Elliott 2013). The most notable parallels …

Travels in Annwn 2: Fieldwork

Given my deja vu experience at Robert Maxwell’s talk (CHAT 2012), I thought it would be worthwhile to return to Stalker’s Pripyat …

Travels in Annwn (Part 1)

I haven’t posted on this blog for some time, partly because I have been travelling. Specifically, I have been in north east …

The Future is Already Here…

…it’s just been misremembered The internet is filling up with crap. My personal pet hate is misquotations, or the meme-ing of quotations …

More News from Nowhere

Travelling Hopefully Towards a New Society?i Preface 2014 On thursday 16th October an exhibition about William Morris, Anarchy and Beauty, will open …

The Trench. Phase 2.

Last year I reported on excavating a trench for power cables to supply a new garage in our back garden. I have …

A Crossing Point

“A fitting gateway to hell, my dear Maeve” “Its like some gothic cathedral” they were awed, each column of the bridge had …

The Flattening of the Internet

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic …