A venture into mythogeography

Last week I joined Blake Morris for a walk in Abney Park cemetery. At the moment, Blake is systematically going through the walks in Ways to Wander edited by Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind. This week’s walk was Abney Park Cemetery, as written up by Romany Reagan. I asked to join Blake as I want…

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…