Friday, October 26, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Finnish population

The freesheet Metro reports on a demographic shift. People born in 1948 no longer constitute the largest group in the country. Oh no.

Moreover, more people now leave Finland than arrive, according to figures passed to YLE.


Korean Law

If I understand a report in today’s Guardian correctly (and if Benjamin Haas, the Guardian reporter, has outlined the issue correctly) South Korean law does not take geography as its basis, but rather citizenship.

Every other legal jurisdiction that I have heard of bases itself on geography. This difference has immense implications for what we think about the relationship between citizens, the state, and the legal framework that adjudicates between them.


Monday, November 12, 2018 | THE TIME OF DAY


Wednesday, June 14, 2006 | ESSAYS

Hypertext & Pedagogy

This paper addresses the question: is there a politics of representation concerning digital knowledge schemes?

I will look at the history of hypertext, and locate it within a specific trend in cultural politics. I will then show how some of the ambitions of the hypertext visionaries, specifically Ted Nelson, have been realised in general terms in the world wide web, and in educational terms in a software called CmapTools.