An essay for Aeon magazine on information, boredom and how the survivors of the sixties counterculture shaped the story of the internet.
Commoning in the City
Two days of conversations about ‘the commons’ on an island in the heart of Stockholm set me thinking about what it means to reclaim ‘subsistence’ in the 21st century.
A Storm Is Blowing From Paradise
A talk on the future of education at Dalarna University, Sweden in March 2013.
Published in Despatches From the Invisible Revolution (PediaPress). 1. Rioters smash the windows of banks, the drum beats towards war with Iran, protests fuelled by social media take over the streets of another capital city. As 2011 reached its endgame, the cinematic surface of Mike Bartlett’s play, 13, could have been taken from the next day’s headlines.…
How I Became a Cyber-Womble
This is James Wallbank’s story of founding Access Space, based on an interview I did with him for the ‘Steel City’ special issue of PICK ME UP zine, 28 October 2005 James and his friends wanted to make art with computers. But they didn’t have any money. So they decided to see what they could do with…