Articles

Lobster 36.

Hot off the press is also the new edition of Lobster, as always full of insight and information about the machinations behind the scenes in British and international politics. [Read more →]

Transgressions: A Journal of Urban Exploration.

A post-situ book-sized journal with the accent upon psycho-geography, political debate and urbanism. [Read more →]

Obsessive Eye

Vol. 3: Moving horizontally rather than vertically this intense music magazine takes in electronica, post rock and drum and bass. [Read more →]

Straight Out the Jungle

review of
ADILKNO, The Media Archive, published by Autonomedia

Pierre Bourdieu’s book ‘On Television and Journalism’ that recently caused a shit-storm of resentful, defensive near-introspection amongst French journalists and the shifting of many units from the bookshelves into the hands of media users who always already knew the score – but who wanted it intensified – provides one of the most lucid analysis of television, the ‘journalistic field’ and the manner in which they interpolate all forms of communication with compelling but meagre imperatives to pre-formatted comprehension. The book, a transcript of two TV broadcasts specially produced by the Collége de France make a lively and considered contrast to the cretinising methodology fixation of classical media and communications studies. Which, with nothing ever on its mind more than the opportunity to give the whole disobedient world a one-to-one tutorial will remain forever straightening the ghost-creases in its professorial trousers and muttering into its fingers. Both characterise certain aspects of critical relations to media. [Read more →]

TRUE CONFESSIONS

Endnote to Let the Children Play (Luther Blissett, Datacide 4)

In a chapter of the book Lasciate che i bimbi. Pedofilia: pretesto per la caccia alle streghe (Let the Children…Paeophilia as a Pretext for a Witch Hunt), Luther Blissett recounts the loving cultivation of the Child Internet Pornography menace by media, police forces and Non-Governmental Organisations up to 1997, the date of publication. Last August saw a new development in this debacle, when some web sites were discovered on which men who molest children describe what they do, paying earnest attention to detail. It was reported that some of the sites offer live, “real time” coverage, while others invite readers to suggest the paedophile’s next move. [Read more →]

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