Source: Ginn F and Barber J 2015 FF: “ACA/GEO/21/IBG/CONF/2015/TEMPORAL-ANXIETY/BG-JL-KY/FF” | Society and space. Our analysis of this peculiar item can be found here.
Spoiler red alert: this is an assessment, not a review, of Interstellar. A film in which: Michael Cain is revealed as cinema’s least convincing science-genius. Retire already! Matthew McConaughey pushes his grufflo-whistly-voice into the red zone. McConaughey’s character, Cooper, also undergoes total consistency fail to make sure we get to Act V.
Ursula Le Guin is a goddess; her work, the antidote to dumb, techno-imperialist science fiction. I’ve just finished The Word for World is Forest, published in 1976. While less well […]
What do the public intellectual Clive Hamilton’s best-selling Earthmasters (a scathing critique of geoengineering) and a run-of-the-mill film, The Colony, (released to absolutely no acclaim in 2013) have in common? […]
This post reflects on a few recentish post-apocalyptic films, but in particular on the role of animals therein… As a great, great many people have noted, apocalyptic imagery, narrative and […]
Slug 1 When preparing dinner yesterday, my fingers parsed a vegetal fold between the crusty yellowing head and the fibrous green leaf of a cauliflower. In so doing I squidged […]
I have finished reading Reamde, Neal Stephenson’s latest door-stopper. Stephenson’s books are usually like the third season of Battlestar Galactica: silly, epic, genius, immersive, and addictive. Although his breakthrough 1992 […]