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Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 82 Westworld

In which, Andrew and Dude rewatch and discuss the 1973 sci-fi film Westworld and discuss HBO’s planned series of the same name by Michael Crichton.  Both of the guys are skeptical about a long running series based on the source material, but Dude points out that HBO’s desire to produce the show counts for something, and Andrew looks forward to the moral ambiguity that is the hallmark of traditional sci-fi. 50 woorden meer


Orwell Prize

Delighted to receive tickets for the Orwell Prize!

As they say: “The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Every year, we award prizes for the work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. 256 woorden meer

Civilization's Reversal

Civilization’s Reversal. It’s George Orwell’s phrase for war. I was talking with a famous artist one late night and she told me to read Orwell’s “Shooting An Elephant.” I read it and drew this. 

To Shoot an Elephant: An examination of shared vs. personal knowledge

To Shoot an Elephant? 

Not exactly, “To Be or Not to Be?” However as you’ll read, it becomes almost 58 woorden meer

Brave New World Author Meets "Big Brother"

On this date in 1917, Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, started works as a teacher at Eton. Eric Blair, one of his students, will one day gain fame of his own as George Orwell, author of 1984.


We shouldn't lock up Brits who fight ISIS - we should celebrate them

Published by Spiked on 14/09/61

We’ve all heard about the worrying number of young British citizens travelling to Syria to join ISIS. Occasionally, one or two decide to scuttle home with their tails between their legs, and are promptly put in jail. 630 woorden meer

Thoughtful Thursday

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

― George Orwell