Fred Dibnah: A Study Of Working Class Light

RND// To consider a study of the Northern, Working Class light in much loved BBC TV series starring Fred Dibnah. Pessimistic interpretations of the industrial revolution have led to the popular acceptance of what R.M. Hartwell terms the “theory of immiseration” – a belief that unrestrained capitalism was making the rich richer and the poor … Read more

Cyberpunk Is Dead: A Critique

RND/ To consider or imagine Cyberpunk as (/un)dead. R.I.P. That Cyberpunk might even be far better that way. A satirical critique, and study of possible near-future potentials / alternatives. Warning: contains problematic Trans representation. Right off the bat: questioning the mere notion that Cyberpunk really amounts to anything less than a naked, celebration of Global … Read more

Retro (Computing) Feel: Stories from the UK Amiga demoscene underground

RND/ consider super subjective, untold stories from the UK Amiga Demoscene underground – a forthcoming report from freelance internet theorist Robert What, chronicling the unique, strange and dreamy ‘near future’ retro computing feel of the UK Amiga Demoscene. Contact Robert today for more details and to get in on this open publishing project (bob at … Read more