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When Should We Eat Our brains?

  |  February 15, 2011

Show me a page of text and my eye immediately homes in on any typographical error. This tic is occasionally a blessing, more often a curse and a tiresome hindrance. Similarly with any new idea or project, I have an internal “yes, but” reflex that leaps forward to suggest ways that things could go wrong. […]

The State as Scaffolding

  |  February 9, 2011

It is fashionable to be against the State, with all its secrets and lies, if you are for the internet, social media, and the revolutionary potential of the network. I do not mean anything as gauche as imagining smashing the State – not in person, in our 30s – but rather a certain condescending “Gov […]

Fearful Sightings

  |  February 7, 2011

Right now, this is an unprecedented moment. More and more people can see the possibility of throwing off their ‘mind forg’d manacles’, to use William Blake’s phrase. This is the time of mass protests across North Africa and the Gulf, but I’m thinking more broadly about planetary problems and the range of demotic and legislative […]

The Revolution Will Be Twitterised (and Al-Jazeera’d)

  |  February 4, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron once sang that the revolution will not be televised. The Tunisian revolution, and the continuing Egyptian uprising, would seem to refute the great man’s chorus. But it’s worth returning to the last lines of the original lyric: “the revolution will be no re-run, brothers … the revolution will be live.” And indeed it has not been […]

Time for New Public Thinking

  |  February 3, 2011

Imagine that the BBC announced a project to map the great public thinkers of the 20th century and began by setting criteria which would exclude George Orwell, Gloria Steinem and Antonio Gramsci. The idea is absurd – but no less absurd than Radio 3’s recent search for “the next generation of public intellectuals.” The New […]

How to Annotate a Book

  |  March 2, 2005

Course Summary Developing iPhone and apps is only useless, but an effective way to understand programming, grasp professional growth tactics, and be around the cuttingedge. Use coding concepts like circles aspects and conditionals to generate straightforward views, and after that plunge further into Swift to make skilled and vibrant -seeking apps. Week-One: App Improvement for […]