Tag: technology

Editorial – Issue 41/42 ‘People, Planet and the Anthropocene: Spectators of Our Own Demise?’, by Paul James

Humans now have the capacity to produce synthetic life-forms (since 2010) and to destroy life on this planet as we know it (since 1952). It is only by recognizing this point — that we are now reconstituting the very basis of nature — that adequate acknowledgement of the Anthropocene starts to hit home.

MOOCs: Disrupting the University or Business as Usual?

by Simon Cooper

Afghanistan: Gift or Grand Conceit?

It is beyond most Westerners to understand today how offers of democracy are really much more than this: there is a widespread incapacity to grasp the social assumptions embedded in our 'gifts' writes John Hinkson

My University

Rod Beecham on The reductio ad absurdum of Commonwealth education policy

Unstable Politics

John Hinkson examines the sources of today’s unstable politics.

Climate Change is Not the Basic Issue

GEOFF SHARP argues that the technoscience–capitalism convergence has supercharged climate change. We need a movement to tackle that.

Instruments of Idolatry

STEPHEN AMES asks what responses to contemporary cultural contradictions are viable today and seeks answers in the Christian traditions.

The Reality of TV

Television isn’t to blame for every social ill but neither is it neutral, write Melinda Hinkson.

Imagining the Post-Human

Simon Cooper Recent books by Kazuo Ishiguro and Michel Houellebecq offer guides of sorts to the post-human.

On Creative Mythmaking


Between Life and Death: The Schiavo Case

Guy Rundle

Downloading the Siren’s Song

Simon Cooper The tecnological management of otherness