The problem lurking at the heart of the UK Government’s emerging data strategy and what it tells us about the wider future of data usage
How do thinkers happen? We can start with a quite obvious negative. It would seem that they don't arrive fully formed or with a preset direction to the…
Writing is rarely current-like, it is nearly always tidal. You can create the conditions and put in the effort, yet it seems to arrive mostly on its ow…
Realism or escapism. The choice seems particularly stark at the moment. Defying these poles of creative gravity, The Coral’s expansive new double-album…
Perhaps there is something impersonal about personalisation. With the focus often being on the rapid networking and targeted filtering of social media,…
On Derrida, deconstructing music, streaming and a bit more on social media memories.
Its publication week for our new book Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking and the Sorting of the Past
On crafting and words
An enduring attachment to digital materiality
What is revealed when we look at the biggest companies in the world?
On why sonic emotion tracking misses the point, the new models of content moderation, clubhouses and the presses.
On Fredric Jameson's new book on the works of Walter Benjamin.