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The first part of a speculation about machine intelligence in complete control of the city and its citizens. The technical feasibility of this science-fiction scenario could come soon. It has political, philosophical and perhaps existential dimensions
blog November 2019
Forensic Architecture is a research group that seeks the truth about some of the darkest events of our time. A show at the ICA, London reveals some of their work
Journal of Wild Culture April 2018
An interview with Ole Bouman, director of Shenzhen's cool new museum/institution that's out to set China's design agenda
CoBo Social Feb 2018
The show's called Designing Freedom and it cruises design from an acid blotter to the sprawling metropolis- but where is California taking us in the digital age? Exhibition review.
Blueprint/ blog July/Aug 2017
The final interview with Prof. Paweł Machewicz, March 2017, before his dismissal as director, Museum of Second World War, Gdansk - transcript + follow-up statements from related parties - independant blog
The Victoria & Albert Museum's far-out show about the 1960s will blow your mind- and as my review says, there's a message for our divise times as well
Blueprint Nov/ designcurial Dec 2016
Hopeful hutong interventions, hipster product hops and huge-city confusion... I report
Bueprint 349 Nov / designcurial Dec 2016
From the Deep Archives!
(ex-Stone Roses vocalist, then emerging indie solo star)
TransAction/ Rock-the-World September 1998
The director of London's new Design Museum offers his thoughts, on the eve of its opening
CoBo Social, Hong Kong November 2016
50 years ago, The Byrds released the first psychedelic song. Eight Miles High bridged racial and cultural divides... far out!
Journal of Wild Culture August 2016
The groovy, cosy restored Jimi Hendrix flat in Mayfair, London... like a time-warp - but is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?
Blueprint March / designcurial April 2016
Demographics and environmental degradation suggest the human race will soon be heading towards the Big Exit. We can shrink, or we can find a way out... way way out.
It's the biggest issue you'll ever read about.
Journal of Wild Culture Feb 2016
The Great Beyond
The Architectures of the Afterlife: A journey into the structures of Heaven, Hell and Limbo
Uncube (the Death issue) November 2015
Night Shift- a new show about a century
of London's nocturnal transport
Designcurial September 2015
Denmark’s global design presence goes back to great modernist Arne Jacobsen, designer of Fritz Hansen furniture and architectural icons. In this bastion of urban cool, who's now colouring the world’s favourite chair? I meet artist Tal R and his giant dog
Blueprint Sep/ designcurial Oct 2015
The Matter of Tiny Feet
Photographer and anthropologist Jo Farrell's new book reveals the women whose feet were bound for a banished tradition
Journal of Wild Culture June 2015
Milan's €3-billion Menu, Eat In or
Some say Milan Expo is a waste of money, a vanity fair corrupted by corporate presence. Anarchists say Fuck Expo. But it's also a celebration of civilisation, and I say it's worth it. Why? There's a message there that may actually save the human race
Journal of Wild Culture May 2015
or... with more pictures... personal blog May 2015
Riding Big Waves in the Spirit of Eco-Feminism
Sailing the Atlantic, tracking the health of the ocean and the all-female crew: Dr Lucy Gilliam's eXXpedition Atlantic, and an insight into pollution, toxics and eco-feminism
Part 1: Lucy Gilliam, toxics and planning a voyage through plastics
Part 2: eXXpedition Atlantic and eco-feminism
Journal of Wild Culture March 2015
Hacking the Animal
Myth and magic turned humans into animals . . . could technology do the same? And would being an animal be just another crazy thrill, or could we learn something to help humanity survive?
Journal of Wild Culture February 2015
A Brief History of Text Life
When it comes to texting the future, the Romans beat Twitter hands-down. Inscriptions last and are now heading beyond the Solar System. And how could our social media messaging evolve?
Journal of Wild Culture November 2014
Global reach in solemn stones and mischievous maps.
Time to re-appraise graphic artist McDonald Gill -review of his retrospective in Suffolk
Blueprint/ designcurial September/October 2014
Jon Bowskill and his bicycle have come down from the mountains, now he has the Sahara Desert to deal with! Final installment reporting about his epic endurance challenge
Journal of Wild Culture July 2014
Piling Up the Now
What of design in a world run by artificial intelligence? HAL, Watson, servers that really are up there with the clouds...
RIBA Journal May 2014
A British-led operation breaks into a Lithuanian prison. Their tools: art. Their mission: to save lives. I report
Journal of Wild Culture April 2014
Republic of the Moon at The Bargehouse SE1
The Art Catalyst's new exhibition lets artists loose with the Moon- and raises the question, what do we do with it? Read about the 'Bewildering Beauty of the Moon'...
Journal of Wild Culture January 2014
10 Billion by Stephen Emmott
We're 'fucked' says Microsoft science chief in a new Penguin book
Journal of Wild Culture August 2013
Kinetica Art Fair and Ecobuild
Kinetica- what's happening at London's kinetic/cybernetic art fair?
Ecobuild- 2013's massive sustainable building trade show- where's a Segway when you need one?
Blueprint May 2013
Interview- Brian Cox talks about CERN,
the Higg's boson, Star Trek, how to communicate big messages, the importance of engineering and more- interview for Buro Happold's global mag
Y magazine Issue One December 2012
In remembrance: Soho's Crazy Café Diva
Sad and mad- my favourite Soho eaterie closed this month
le cool May 2012
My photo composition, March 2012
I stayed in Hong Kong's most notorious building, and I say
Long Live Chungking Mansions!
blog- January 2012
DETH 2 KORREKT SPELLING- How to save the World Language
blog- Jan 2011
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