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The fascinating new book from Sonic Acts, The Geologic Imagination, is out now - and features my interview with Liam Young, conducted whilst we were deep at sea on a container ship last summer. Here's a little taster: TM: First, ...Read More

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Over at the BBC, the week I spent on a huge Maersk container ship: "Over the course of seven days there wasn't a single time when I stood on the bridge of the Seletar, even when deep at sea, that I ...Read More

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Finally up: my report for the BBC on Yiwu, China's plastic city where Christmas is made and sold: 'In the next room the fabric products are made; again about two dozen women sit at rows of sewing machines. It’s hot and ...Read More

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The Architecture Association's Saturated Space project asked me to write something about colour. Originally conceived by imagining what the world might look like if we could apply Instagram style colour filters to reality, 'Your gaze, brought to you by our sponsors' ...Read More

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I recently finished editing an interview I did with Unknown Field's Liam Young while we were on a container ship heading to China back in July. The interview is going to be published by Sonic Acts (lovely smart Dutch people) ...Read More

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Over at Tomorrow's Thoughts Today, Liam Young explains our 'New City' art installation for the Future Fictions show in Belgium: "Opening on October 4th at Z33 in Belgium, Future Fictions. Perspectives on worldbuilding explores how contemporary artists, designers and architects relate to ...Read More

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Last few months have been busy, hence the lack of posts here. Time for a quick round up... First up: new fiction. Arc 2.2 has my short story Ghost Hardware, a sort-of-kinda-almost sequel to Paintwork, it's a story about augmented reality, ...Read More

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Just published over on Futures Exchange is my article 'Graffiti: 40 Years of Hacking New York City', a look at the history of street art where I compare graf's ethos and its role in urban protest to that of the ...Read More

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Just published today is the latest bit of short fiction for me - Collision Detection up on Medium’s Futures Exchange, a slightly twisted tale of long distance love between sea-steading, wannabe-transhuman, neoreactionaries. Make of it what you will. It’s actually the ...Read More

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Back again with some more quick updates... First off: I am very honoured to announce that the legendary podcast StarShipSofa has put out a fantastic reading of my Short story Limited Edition. Many, many thanks to Tony and Adam for putting ...Read More