Friday, August 12, 2022 | RECENT NOTES

Roy Hackett

Roy Hackett died on August 2 at the age of ninety three. A lifelong campaigner for civil rights, he led the Bristol bus boycott.

I have posted links to three articles that explain why everyone should understand what he achieved, why we should remember him and why we should celebrate his life. The third article includes an interview with him late in his life.



I found out about IndieWeb last week, while reading through the forum for Classicpress, which I now use for all my sites, including this one.

I need to find out more.


Thursday, December 22, 2023 | THE TIME OF DAY


Saturday, February 18, 2012 | ESSAYS

Urban No-Mind: a phenomenological diary

This essay exists because I needed to test some ideas in practice; ideas concerning the different ways one’s mind works in different circumstances, and particularly in extreme circumstances where it does not receive much if any external input. I need to test these ideas as part of a larger project, which in turn forms the cornerstone of my doctoral research.

For some years I have been exploring the ways in which certain kinds of synthetic (or “virtual”) worlds may be used for self-exploration and self-learning. When we “enter” a synthetic world we switch our attention from external reality to a carefully constructed pseudo-reality in which the ebb and flow of narrative obeys very different rules.