Humans Robots Weirdness & Kawaii

The 1970 study Bukimi no Tani, by pioneering roboticist Masahiro Mori demonstrated that the aesthetic appeal of a robot increased with an increasing likeness toward the human. Then, at a degree of almost, but n...

EVEREST – Behind The Scenes

Because it's there. We all know the easy reason why people climb mountains. A challenge not only to physical endurance, skill and determination, but also a challenge to the human spirit. The mountain is not onl...

Fuckin Abbot

The first recorded use of the word in English occurs in a 1528 manuscript copy of Cicero's epic work of moral philosophy, De Officiis. In the margin an anonymous monk has written, "fuckin Abbot". It is not imme...

USA You’re OK!

Sometimes law is a blunt instrument, used by politicians to hammer people's lives in a certain direction, an ugly fabric of exception, exclusion and limitation, to bind, to shape to force. On rare occasions, la...

Why We Won’t Be Watching Avatar 2

James Cameron's Avatar was a brilliant piece of epic sci-fi entertainment. A hero overcoming both injury and tragedy, finding a just cause, flight and freedom, a beautifully realized, lush alien world, at once ...

Mad Max: Slightly Grumpy Road

Mad Max: Fury Road opens at ballistic, immediately escalates to nuclear, and then ramps up on to whatever the hell is more intense and manic than that. Maybe supernova, but that's a little too clean, all lovely...