Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Acid Communism

Keir Milburn has written an article in Red Pepper that posits something called Acid Corbynism. He bases this on the idea of acid communism that Mark Fisher explored just before his death, and which would have become the title of his next book.

The idea raises a lot of questions and offers a set of interesting syntheses. Do I believe it? Probably, but don’t quote me on that.


The sound of no hands clapping

Clapping and cheering has been replaced at Manchester University’s Student Union events in order to make them more accessible.

The traditional method of clapping has been axed in favour of ‘jazz hands’, which counts as the British Sign Language (BSL) equivalent.


Monday, October 15, 2018 | THE TIME OF DAY


Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | ESSAYS

Diagrammatic Inquiry

This essay looks at a number of issues that arose during the Marinetta Ombro project, which was an attempt to create a comprehensive synthetic culture for exploratory pedagogical purposes, and which resulted in an online representation of the Mediterranean island of Rosario. This became a multiuser, online “world”, in which students learned, played and experimented.

It is a (slightly) revised version of a chapter included in Serious Educational Game Assessment, edited by Leonard Annetta and Stephen Bronack. The book was published in 2011 by Sense Publishers: Rotterdam.