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The Ideal of the Digital Nomad

In From Counterculture to Cyberculture, Fred Turner analyses how digital technology came to be seen as capable of liberating the individual, freeing them from the shackles of petty attachments to organisations and places. This is a complex story but it’s one in which cultural entrepreneurs figure prominently, carving out modes […]

things I’ve been reading recently #35

The Candidate: Jeremy Corbyn’s Improbably Path to Power by Alex Nunns How Trump Thinks: His Tweets and the Birth of a New Political Language by Peter Oborne and Tom Roberts Shattered: Inside Hilary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes The Mediated Construction of Reality by Nick Couldry […]

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Making Sociology Public by Lambros Fatsis Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Filling The Void by Marcus Gilroy-Ware What is the Future? By John Urry The Existentialist Moment by Patrick Baert Slowness by Milan Kundera The Men Who Stare At Goats by Jon Ronson The Making of the Indebted Man by Maurizio Lazzarato […]

things I’ve been reading recently #32

The End of Absence by Michael Harris The Sacred Book of the Werewolf by Victor Pelevin One Market Under God by Thomas Frank Uberworked and Underpaid by Trebor Scholz The Curse of the Monsters of Educational Technology by Audrey Watters The Revenge of the Monsters of Educational Technology by Audrey […]

things I’ve been reading recently #31

Books I’ve read recently: Men Explain Things To Me And Other Essays by Rebecca Solnit This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Whitney Phillips The Monsters of Educational Technology by Audrey Watters Platform Capitalism by Nick Srnicek Working The Phones by Jamie Woodcock Conflict In The Academy by […]

My 20 favourite graphic novels of 2016

DMZ by Brian Wood Outcast by Robert Kirkman Fatale by Ed Brubaker Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan Roche Limit by Michael Moreci Criminal by Ed Brubaker The Fade Out by Ed Brubaker Super Crooks by Mark Millar The Fuse by Shari Chankhamma They’re Not Like Us by Eric Stephenson Postal by Matt Hawkins Trees by Warren […]

My 20 favourite books of 2016

Depth by Lev Ac Rosen Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet by Finn Brunton Rethinking Interdisciplinarity by Felicity Callard and Des Fitzgerald Accelerating Academia by Filip Vostal The Refusal of Work by David Frayne Intern Nation: How To Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy by Ross Perlin Jeffrey […]

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Work’s Intimacy by Melissa Gregg The Uberfication of the University by Gary Hall Pirate Philosophy by Gary Hall Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People? by Thomas Frank Graphic Novels:  Invisible Republic vol 1 by Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko and Jordan Boyd Invisible Republic vol 2 by Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko […]

things I’ve been reading recently #28

Books: Purity by Jonathan Franzen Trump and Me by Mark Singer OccupyMedia! by Christian Fuchs Strangers In Their Own Land by Arlie Hochschild And The Weak Suffer What They Must? by Yanis Varoufakis Graphic Novels: Injection vol 1 by Warren Ellis Injection vol 2 by Warren Ellis Moon Knight: From The Dead by Warren Ellis […]

things I’ve been reading recently #27

This is London by Ben Judah Rise of the Right by Simon Winlow, Steve Hall and James Treadwell Rethinking Social Exclusion by Simon Winlow and Steve Hall The Flicker Men by Ted Kosmatka Distraction by Damon Young Graphic Novels: Hawkeye: Rio Bravo by Matt Fraction The Immortal Iron Fist by Matt Fraction and […]

things I’ve been reading recently #26

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio García Martínez Why Vote Leave by Daniel Hannan Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond The Outsourced Self: What Happens When We Pay Others To Live Our Lives for Us by Arlie Russell Hochschild Inventing the Future: […]

things I’ve been reading recently #25

So Sad Today by Melissa Broder Palo Alto by James Franco Alibaba’s World: How One Remarkable Chinese Company is Revolutionising Global Business by Porter Erisman Digital Gold: The Untold Story of Bitcoin by Nathaniel Popper The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) by Harry Browne Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics by Richard […]

things I’ve been reading recently #22

The Quantified Self by Deborah Lupton Losing The Signal by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff Creepiness by Adam Kotsko The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Shadow Work by Craig Lambert Graphic Novels: Sex: Broken Toys by Joe Casey Sex: Daisy Chain by Joe Casey Super Crooks by Mark Millar Pride & Joy […]