An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names: Part 3

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. Here, then, is the second in a mercilessly ongoing series of quizzical commentaries on the phenomenon. The previous instalments, you'll recall, appeared here and here. (Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended …

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An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names: Part 2

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. Here, then, is the second in a mercilessly ongoing series of quizzical commentaries on the phenomenon. The previous instalment, you'll recall, appeared here. (Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended to encourage …

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Space is the Race: Representations of the 1960s Space Race in Apollo 13 and Hidden Figures

Ideological context plays a significant role in the representation of events in media narratives, not least in historical retellings. The space race of the 1950s and 1960s between the USA and the USSR has, in whole or in part, been the subject of many media texts, notably in American cinema. Their institutional purposes and ideological …

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An Unfortunate Absence of Punctuation in BitTorrent File Names

Ah, BitTorrent file names and their lack of sensible punctuation, especially when it comes to the secondary titles of “factual” TV shows. (Disclaimer: This post is in no way intended to encourage people to illegally download content. Natch.) #1: Rod Stewart Cant Stop Me Now. Maybe not, but I suppose he can still try. #2: …

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Neuromancer: Cyberpunk and Novum Ownership (Pt. 3)

Through his two central SF concepts – cybernetics and cyberspace – as well as the less referenced artificial intelligence, Gibson is able to comment on questions of privacy, culpability and identity – this last one, of course, being a particular favourite of a clear influence, Philip K Dick. What I plan to do first is …

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