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Science and Conspiracy

Our conference, titled Suspect Science: Climate Change, Epidemics, and Questions of Conspiracy, starts today! Here’s a re-post of a short article introducing the conference, and also introducing a guest week that we are editing at openDemocracy, where several of our conference participants have now published short essays. Imagining Conspiracies about Science Many serious people are worried […]

17 September 2015
Technological Conspiracies

On Tuesday Lawrence Quill gave a public lecture on Technological Conspiracies. It was creative, thought-provoking, and opened with a charming advert for a family robot. We’ll post a video of the lecture here soon, but in the meantime here’s a text of the comments I gave after the talk, where I raised some questions about technology, […]

11 June 2015
Here they come

Conspiracy theories about the 2015 UK general election result. For example:

10 May 2015
Taking Seneca to the Cinema: On Wild Tales, anger and conspiracy
Taking Seneca to the Cinema: On Wild Tales, anger and conspiracy

You would be ill-advised to watch Wild Tales (2014) when feeling on edge. The brilliant ensemble film comprises six discrete stories that depict moments when pent-up passions are set explosively, terrifyingly – and often hilariously – free. The result is at once mesmerizing and, in its moments of unbounded brutality, rebarbative to the extreme. Four […]

3 May 2015