“Nothing really matters because, really, we’re all just code.” Of course, our biological material is coded. Our identities are formed by a sequence of molecules that make up genetic data. But we are also binary data. Our lives, now more than ever, are determined by algorithms.
Dr Alex George, who became a household name after appearing on ITV’s Love Island in 2018, has been appointed as a ‘Young Mental Health Ambassador’. Dr Alex has been given this position by the Prime Minister himself as a result of his constant campaigning and advice regarding mental health during the pandemic.
Whatever you want to call it, Variety magazine’s recent faux pas has proved that you get what you pay for in digital publishing. Or is it what you don’t pay for?
Ffion Wyn Jones Content warning: diet culture, eating disorders, fatphobia What if I said you could increase the amount of energy a banana contains simply by smashing it to bits? You’d probably […]
They say you should never meet your heroes, but surely there is no greater pedestal-fall in recent memory than that of J.K. Rowling.
One of the focal points of Joe Biden’s inauguration was Amanda Gorman and the poem she performed, The Hill We Climb. As the inaugural poet, Gorman presented her piece with an eloquence that summarised a hope for a nation that still has time to change.
The revolution that the world has seen in terms of communication and media is unparalleled in any other era in history, suddenly everyone has access to limitless entertainment and stories at the tips of their fingers, and more importantly, most of it is free.
As the world grinds to an economic standstill we may feel a strange desire to speed up, as if to counteract the mess unfolding before us, but once in a while and especially now, it’s okay to slow down. By understanding we don’t always need to be producing content and working we help others and ourselves renegotiate the place of the arts industry within our own internal value systems.
Cancel culture is about more than just celebrities. It implies that the moment somebody makes a mistake, they are over. The majority of us, celebrity or not, are decent people simply trying our best, but it is easy to make mistakes.
It’s nice to hear about Kondo and her plan to tidy the nation of America, as I myself find the need to tidy the world around me. However her long list of ways to bring order to your home seems a bit extravagant and her book has not sparked joy for many novel lovers.