“The decolonisation hordes have taken over institutions.” Obsessed with cataloguing wrongs, they are attacking their own cause and harming scholarship on and in Africa.
Snow asked his literary colleagues about the Second Law of Thermodynamics. “The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is the scientific equivalent of: Have you read a work of Shakespeare’s?”
When philosophers have approached virtual reality, they tend to do so through the lens of metaphysics. But to really account for VR, we must focus on the medium and its uses.
From the mirror and the watch tower, the scientific revolution, Jane Austen, to the shape of contemporary capitalism – with booms, manias, busts, and bubbles along the way.