Friday, September 25, 2020 | RECENT NOTES

Phil May’s final bow

The Pretty Things final album, Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood, has just come out. Completely acoustic, it consists mostly of Phil May singing and Dick Taylor playing guitar.

You can watch two tracks on YouTube.


Survival Condo

Listening to the Thinking Allowed podcast this morning, I heard Laurie Taylor interview Bradley Garrett, assistant professor in human geography at University College Dublin about bunkers.

He told a story about Larry Hall who bought an old US missile silo and converted it into 15 stories of underground luxury condos for billionaires.

You can see the full details at the Survival Condo website.


Friday, September 25, 2020 | THE TIME OF DAY


Sunday, July 11, 2004 | ESSAYS

Ghost Towns & Virtual Worlds

This paper is a sketch of a problem that has arisen during the course of teaching multimedia to undergraduate students – a problem that has seemed to demand a philosophical approach. I will describe the problem and then indicate the ways we have been attempting to solve it. I am very aware that our approaches may, in many ways, be philosophically naïve, and I do not apologise for that.

It was delivered at the sixth annual conference of the Society for Phenomenology & Media, held in May 2004 at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.