Psychogeography and Magic

Julian Vayne, an occultist, held a workshop on psychogeography at Treadwells yesterday As Witold von Ratingen says in his history of psychogeography, Loitering with Intent, British psychogeography has divided into three groups: – the ‘materialists’, based on the Situationists and largely concerned with using psychogeography as a tool to influence the political or economic spheres:…

On the materiality of learning

For some reason, I have spent the last couple of weeks studying Petrarch. Petrarch was of course one of the first humanists. He was one of the first of them to seek out old manuscripts of Greek and Latin authors, to translate them. and to prepare improved editions by comparing multiple sources. Trying to find…

On the experience economy

The experience economy is the name for “Pine and Gilmoreā€™s (1999) assertion that the developed world was moving from a service- to an experience-based economy […which…] was based partly on their analysis of the growth of US leisure and tourism attractions, such as theme parks, concerts, cinema and sports events, which they found to outperform…

On platforms 2

Platforms 2 Yesterday I went to a workshop at LSE on ‘Digital Platforms’. This considered the theory behind social platforms such as Twiter and also the Apple apps store. Dr Kevin Boudreau spoke about the economics of app development and hosting on the Apple platform. His argument was that this platform provides a very low…