Friday, September 17, 2021 | RECENT NOTES

The Activist implodes

The American television network CBS had an award-winningly bad idea and decided to pursue it. They announced a reality TV game-show called The Activist, in conjunction with Global Citizen.

Pandemonium ensued until one of the judges said that the show felt like the Oppression Olympics, and backed out. The show then promptly collapsed and/or “changed format”.


Caravans in Kerala

India has not had foreign tourists since March 2020. It now appears as though the government will announce the resumption of tourist visas sometime very soon.

As a result of this various Indian agencies have begun preparing innovative schemes to encourage tourists to return. Kerala, for example, has invented something called caravan tourism.

They have prepared an explanatory video.


Monday, September 20, 2021 | 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.