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The Indecisive Cartographer

The Indecisive Cartographer

This is the latest in a series of articles and illustrations from our new special edition publication New Cartography.  The magazine offers readers a fresh and alternative take on mapping the urban environment through a collection of articles and illustrations from a wide array of contributors. The complete magazine can be viewed here. Marrakech Jemaa el-Fnaa-...
Alex Salmond: The Charismatic Leader

Alex Salmond: The Charismatic Leader

Entering the New Year with a swag bag of political awards, the Scottish Robin Hood, Alex Salmond is out for yet more fragments of British power to piece together his new Scotland.  And, undoubtedly, it is with this mix of irony (The Times’ Briton of the Year) and merit (The...
Gaddafi Live: a symptom of the mass media’s immorality?

Gaddafi Live: a symptom of the mass media’s immorality?

Pock-marked by rebel bullets, Muammar Gaddafi’s televised body signalled the end of Libya’s ideological incarceration. His demise was globalism’s version of the public execution, where LCD panels became the world’s window into a Libyan death chamber. It was an event in which the swelling desire for international retribution washed away...
Capitalism's New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Capitalism’s New Clothes: Enterprise, Ethics and Enjoyment in Times of Crisis

Colin Cremin’s book is ambitious and pertinent. Using Hans Christian Anderson’s short tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, the author looks to prove that our consciousness of modernity is essentially false; where rhetoric and hegemony, “draped” like clothing over the naked body of Capital, are ersatz and misleading. Indeed, as he...
A Sociable Death

A Sociable Death

The subject of death isn’t likely to bring joy to people’s hearts. I can imagine the rolling of your eyes as you see the title, followed by the immediate journey of the cursor to the close button and the exhale of relief as you rid your screen of whiny self-indulgence....
The Past in Us

The Past in Us

In a passage of Douglas Coupland’s novel Generation A the author envisions a time when the spoken and written word becomes too efficient for use on earth. In this world, beautiful landscapes are no longer depicted in ethereal Shakespearian verse or hewn out of dense Conradian prose, but instead, are...
Two People, Same Mind

Two People, Same Mind

The mind is king of an infinite space, where each person is very much their own God. In thought, a person can murder, rape and pillage with no repercussion, save a concerned conscience. They can be heroic, with no congratulation except a self-created marvelling at an imagined gallantry. Yet, to...