Opinion Sep11 2018,
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Algorithmic Content: Broken by Design

Algorithmic content sorting shows that internet media companies are failing to see the humans that they are serving. Algorithmic sorting seeks to ‘show us the best content’ but Thomas Carroll argues that it is being manipulated by alt-right groups to serve darker purposes. Before the notion of algorithmic content most social media websites centred on […]

Opinion Apr12 2018, Exeter

The Cursed Autoplay

There are so many videos on YouTube that a 2016 estimate claimed that it would take 28,359 years to watch all of them. On top of this, as of August 2017 there are over 400 hours of video uploaded every minute, which scales up to over 24,000 years of YouTube video for every year of […]

Opinion Jan24 2018, London

Constant’s ‘New Babylon’ – The Limitations of Utopian Freedom

‘The project of New Babylon only intends to give the minimum conditions for a behaviour that must remain as free as possible. Any restriction of the freedom of movement, any limitation with regard to the creation of mood and atmosphere, has to be avoided. Everything has to remain possible, all is to happen, the environment […]

Opinion Dec14 2017, Leeds

Is Body Modification Just About Looking Good?

Most think that people get plastic surgery for aesthetic reasons: to look good. Queenie argues that some turn to body modifications for economic reasons, discussing trans-women, sex work and strippers.

Opinion Dec08 2017, London

Working for a World without Work

Jasmine Cox talks about the importance of utopias and considers Aaron Bastani’s forthcoming book Fully Automated Luxury Communism and Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srniceki

Opinion Nov15 2017, Cardiff

There Is No Right Time

Many young people think the rise of automation is a political issue of the future. The few that think of automation as an issue for the population now, think that optimisation of capital is something so deeply rooted to be a battle to be fought now.

Opinion Jun21 2016, Amsterdam

Can a house fit in a hut? Or the other way around

On the differences between a House and a Hut. Including an interview with Taja Vovk van Gaal, the Academic Project Leader of the House of European History.

Opinion Jun13 2016, Amsterdam

The Hut of European Identity: some context

What is Europe? Can we search for the roots of a European identity in a myriad of conflicts and struggles?

Opinion Jun07 2016, Amsterdam

Narrating Syria, Part 2: Contesting the Narrative

Charlie continues his series of “Narrating Syria” articles, moving on to discuss European responsibility for instability in the region