Things that I am reading at the moment

Reading Time: 2 minutes Out of Control by Kevin Kelly I have been a subscriber to the US edition of Wired magazine for longer than I care to remember. We’re living in a different time now and the future that Wired features isn’t as thrilling as it once was. Kevin Kelly was one of the founding editorial team and […]

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Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s that time of year again when I reflect on the things that I’ve done and what I can learn from the year. I wanted to get this out there whilst I still have a bit of respite from the holiday cheer.  In reverse order Reuse, re-edit and remix – the quality and impact of […]

Oprah time: The Dark Net by Jamie Bartlett

Reading Time: 1 minute The Dark Net had been sitting on my shelf for a while. Jamie Bartlett works at Demos, has written for The Telegraph and writes books looking at the intersection between radical politics and technology. The Dark Net provides an overview of how politics and social forces have adapted to the internet. Bartlett is largely non-judgemental. […]

Oprah time: Economics – The User’s Guide: A Pelican Introduction by Ha-Joon Chang

Reading Time: 2 minutes Economics – The User’s Guide: A Pelican Introduction by Ha-Joon Chang is a great reader for the average person on economics. If I had this during my first economics modules at college, it would have been really useful. As an engaged member of the electorate it would allow you to for example critique Brexiters vision […]

Oprah time: Thoughts on Design by Paul Rand

Reading Time: 2 minutes Paul Rand’s slim book Thoughts on Design was originally written after World War 2 when he was in his 30s. He hadn’t yet done some of his most iconic work such as the IBM or TV network ABC. Straight out of the gate it focuses on design and its applicability to the job in hand. […]