Writing from April 2012

Doors with no handles

I’m a few dozen pages into China MiĆ©ville’s The City & The City, too early to comprehend the nature of its world, but the story’s allusions reminded me of this letter from the London Review of Books I read last week:


In Periodicals on 10 April 2012. Permalink

The value of our historical Instagram products

Matt Webb has an interesting post looking at the sale of Instagram to Facebook through the eyes of an aspect of Marx, particularly this quote from this very good article about Marx by John Lanchester in the London Review of Books:


In Misc on 11 April 2012. Permalink

A Bauhaus for today

I thought I’d post this before the Barbican’s Bauhaus exhibition opens, so it doesn’t seem too fuelled by the excitement of the moment. Because for years I’ve fantasised about what a Bauhaus for the 21st century would be like.


In Misc on 29 April 2012. Permalink