Review: InRealLife documentary sees the life in technology

Seasoned documentary-maker Beeban Kidron’s film InRealLife is an investigation into the relationship of teenagers, digital technology and the Internet, taking as its subjects British teenagers in particular, and Western youth in general. It begins with an extended interview with two teenage boys talking about their use of porn, and how they remember pornographic images when […]

Exhibition: Landmark: The Fields of Photography

Spent a long time today at the wonderful ‘Landmark: The Fields of Photography’ show, put on by the Positive View Foundation at Somerset House. The show takes a broad view of contemporary and recent landscape photography, and is themed Sublime, Pastoral, Witness, Landmark, Scar, Control, Datum, Delusion, Hallucination, and Reverie. The types of photography are […]

Review: Release 2.0 by Esther Dyson (World Link)

Release 2.0: A Design For Living in the Digital Age by Esther Dyson Esther Dyson stands head and shoulders above other IT commentators. She presents clear explanations and elegant solutions but sometimes misses the bigger context. Release 2.0 is an invaluable read for anyone already enthusiastic and informed about the digital world. Is it a […]

Response: Apple vs Google is not an Apple-Microsoft re-match

In the FT this week, John Gapper debunks some of the hype around Google’s business and development model (Google’s open battle with Apple, John Gapper, Financial Times, January 6 2010 [Shared bookmark]. He writes: The contest [between Apple and Google] appears to pit not only two companies but two approaches to business. On one side […]