Dear Director General Tim Davie, The BBC is an institution of public service, made by public funding, and built for public use. Over and above the vanity rhetoric that the BBC faces on a daily basis about it’s very existence, I would ask a more probing and specific question: why isn’t the BBC using its … Continue reading Dear BBC – please help kids without the internet in this pandemic.
Eric Hughes Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn’t want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn’t want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. If two … Continue reading A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto – Eric Hughes
We simultaneously live in the age of information overload, and misinformation wealth. Curating your sources has never been more important. If you’re interested in technology, how it affects wider geopolitical and human issues, and futurism, it can be hard to figure out what to read – a lot of blogs and magazines get caught up … Continue reading Best 3 Free Tech Newsletters You Need To Subscribe To Now
Consumer power spoke in similarly powerful ways in the games industry recently, but with very different effects. In the red corner, PC gamers across the world visibly spat out the triple-A, superhero hype for the summer’s blockbuster release, Batman: Arkham Knight, after it was released to PC gamers broken. In the blue corner, a small … Continue reading Batman: Arkham Knight is a broken game
Hello! Editor Jane here. I’m currently pitching PR and working as the marketer for Pixelbomb Games Ltd., and as part of that role, I’ve been writing about the local games scene, too. One these publishers is Thumbsticks, a magazine about gaming which is not too dissimilar to the depth of Edge and the fun of … Continue reading Northern UK and Videogames: Featured in Thumbsticks Mag
Sometimes called ‘colour capital’, colours, pairings and palettes are used deliberately by the creative community for a huge array of purposes: some that are entirely aesthetic, some that are subjective, some as signifiers and some as directives in an increasingly complex and rich associative visual world. Some colours, used as psychological tools, are even used … Continue reading We Are Hypnotised By Colour Everyday. Seriously.
Hello, editor Jane again. So, as Bear Grylls starts banging wildly on the speculation drum about how videogames are harmful to children – even though Bear does make money from video games… …(and watch him backtrack as soon as he has another media product to sell you, I swear…)- I thought it might be right … Continue reading Editor – Featured in The Guardian
RE: Hiring The Cultural Creative – What Other Motivations? Being part of the often-tagged ‘Millenial’ generation, more often than not we are told that we have extremely low attention spans, show little workplace loyalty, we are aesthetically and therefore (logic-falsely) materialistically driven; and are harder to keep within a market segment as we are constantly … Continue reading When Hiring A Millennial, Think About These Things