Author Archives: Leighton Evans

About Leighton Evans

I completed my PhD in the Philosophy of Technology at Swansea University. Interested in the remediation of place and surfacing of the possibility of placehood through mobile technologies and social gazetteers. Now interested in media ecologies, digital media cultures and the use of digital media in understanding the world in everyday contexts. Decidedly Heideggerian. Swansea City F.C. fan, and this blog is a collection of my own thoughts and not indicative of any institutional affiliations. So there.

Pokémon Go!! Augmented Reality finally comes to the party and validates what I’ve been doing for 7 years

Time to dust off this blog for another annual entry… A major media event, and a major breakthrough for much of what I have been doing professionally for what seems like forever. Pokémon Go! was released last week in Australia and … Continue reading

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Privacy Parenthesis

I’m currently working on fleshing out some ideas on privacy and the re-situation of privacy as a result of the use of digital media in everyday life. This was the catalyst for my involvement in the Privacy: Gathering Insights from … Continue reading

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Admitting one’s failings and the Holy Bible

In 2007, when I was not so young but might well have been more stupid, I wrote an article on the use of Nietzsche’s thinking in the songs of the Manic Street Preachers. As my first ever publication I’m quite … Continue reading

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Morozov, To Save Everything and the art of the Ad Hominem

A week spent with Evgeny Morozov (in reading, I should add) has led me to consider how useful the ad hominem attack is in critical debate. I know – but please bear with me. This is firstly not an attack … Continue reading

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Death and respect: why should I be respectful of the death of Margaret Thatcher?

This is a response, and a very personal response, to the social media explosion that I have seen on my own timelines and datastreams since the death yesterday of Margaret Thatcher. I have my own political views, and these views … Continue reading

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End of year notes

Authentically, time should be a horizon to death, but I don’t have the time for that – and not having the time for that will be the topic of a new book I will start in 2013. I plan to … Continue reading

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The best 22 minutes of any life, ever.

I’ve not written much about media for a while, but there is something I have been wanting to write about for a while. At the beginning of September I bought Series 4 of the Simpsons on DVD for a bargain … Continue reading

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Harassed Unrest

In my thesis, I have made much of Heidegger’s idea of modern existence being a form of harassed unrest. Being-in-the-world that is revealed through a technological mode of revealing is termed a “harassed unrest” (Heidegger 2008: 247) in which thinking and dwelling are … Continue reading

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Working this job…

I’m now 8 weeks into my new job, so its time I made time to write a blog entry and evaluate where my head is at regarding this new state of affairs. I’ve been nominally working part-time for 4 years … Continue reading

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Stadia as Things; Or how the sports stadium gathers into an event (an ode to the Liberty)

It is 2 games into a 3 game home match run for Swansea City, and I have been motivated by the performances to write about the Liberty Stadium and how I see it as a place. Some of my thoughts … Continue reading

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