Category Archives: Personal

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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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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Restarting the brain – not with “British Culture”

I’m just about done with my PhD. Just proofing (or more accurately getting my much put-upon significant other to use her expert eye to proof) and printing left to done. It’s been such an exhausting experience that I am not … Continue reading

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First post

so… This is a blog to record my thoughts on stuff. I like stuff. I encounter stuff on a daily basis, and I like to ponder the excruciating minutiae of every encounter with stuff until I suffer a sub-cortical haemorrhage of thinking. Or something. … Continue reading

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