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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
Listen: Tanya, Hugo, and Rolf on ‘Election’ podcast
Listen: Tanya, Hugo, and Rolf on ‘Election’ podcast

Tanya, Hugo, and Rolf discuss conspiracy theories with David Runciman on his ‘Election’ podcast. We present the results of our survey and touch on recent events in Argentina and Russia. Listen (from 10:00) here.

14 April 2015