Monthly Archives: December 2012

Jaron

Daedalus & Icarus

Article Jaron Lanier was one of the original pioneers of what we now call “Virtual Reality” or “Digital Reality”. However, he has now turned against his own creation fearing the effect it is having on us as individuals and as a society. To me, Lanier is emulating the Greek Mythological figure of Daedalus: The father […]

Bilbo Frame

Film Review – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I normally start each review with a respective trailer but this song, sung by Neil Finn of Crowded House/Split Enz/Finn Brothers, is so spectacular that it would be a crime not to let you hear it. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Director: Peter Jackson Production Studio: New Line Cinema, MGM, WingNut Films Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard […]

NRA

Idiocy of the Highest Order

http://news.sky.com/story/1028772/school-shootings-protests-as-nra-speaks-out http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/21/nra-newtown-armed-guards-schools http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/put-armed-police-in-every-us-school-nra-goes-on-the-offensive-as-america-mourns-school-shooting-8429375.html It seems that the NRA (National Rifle Association) has finally broken their silence over the tragedy in Connecticut and sadly, it seems that insanity breeds insanity. The NRA has called for the United States Government to put armed security at every single school, college, and university campus across the nation. Not just […]

bbc

The Best of British TV

Alert: The Follow Post Contains Copious Amounts of British! Here in the UK we are blessed with some stellar television, that is if you wade through the crap… (Hollyoaks, Geordie Shore, The Only Way is Essex I’m looking at you). The BBC in particular is famous worldwide for producing groundbreaking documentaries, intelligent quiz shows, engaging […]

Napoleon Portrait

Repose En Paix: Napoleonic War to Feature in Assassins Creed 3 Follow-Up?

  Now that Assassin’s Creed 3 has well and truly landed and the success of its’ lead character has been established developers Ubisoft are now looking towards the future. Ubisoft recently put a poll forward for its fans and asked them whether or not they would like to see a follow-up to Assassin’s Creed 3 […]

guerrilla poetry

Poetry and The Passage of Time

This might throw a few of you but I actually have a thing for art, poetic art even more so. As I was walking around the University of Exeter’s campus the other week I stumbled upon a curious piece of artwork adorning a wall of one of the campus’s main halls. No matter how much […]

medieval-market

Up For Another Read?

It’s time for another essay! This one I just recieved the grade for today which was a “First” (top teir). This was an essay for my “Medieval World” module and suffice to say I am very happy with it. The title was a bit misleading at first; I instantly considered renaissance enlightenment and the technological breakthroughs […]