ELON MUSK’S IDEA OF A PRINTER ON MARS

I have Virginia Woolf and a rural childhood to thank for the idea that a handsome book was something that could be made swiftly, as needed. Reading her diaries at a young age, with no worldly experience to attach to what I was reading, I doggedly ploughed through rather than savoured them. And I became … Continue reading ELON MUSK’S IDEA OF A PRINTER ON MARS

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Food Culture in the Anthropocene

“For a revolution that supposedly failed, the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s scored a string of enduring victories. Environmentalism, feminism, civil and gay rights, as well as styles of music, fashion, politics, therapy and intoxication: In more ways than many of us realise, we live in a world created by the ‘60s … … Continue reading Food Culture in the Anthropocene

FROM GALLEY PROOF TO FLAWLESS BOOK … ADMIRING WILLIAM GIBSON

“She’d yet to see a book in any Bigendian environment. He was a creature of screens, of bare expanses of desk or table, empty shelves. He owned, as far as she knew, no art. In some way, she suspected, he regarded it as competition, noise to his signal.” . It never fails to astonish me … Continue reading FROM GALLEY PROOF TO FLAWLESS BOOK … ADMIRING WILLIAM GIBSON