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Culture for All: Why Videogames Matter
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 08:18

Culture for All: Why Videogames Matter

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As part of the Culture for All series, supported by the Communication Workers Union, we're proud to present a short film about why videogames matter, by Ben Cowles. Why Videogames Matter by Ben Cowles I've been playing video games for as far back as I can remember. Some of my…
What belongs to us all: the moon landings, July 1969
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 05 August 2019 06:06

What belongs to us all: the moon landings, July 1969

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Chris Guiton discussses the politics of the moon landing in 1969 The first moon landing took place on 20 July 1969. The 50th anniversary of this incredible achievement has rightly been an opportunity to celebrate the skill and heroism of the two astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who planted…
The Bleeding Edge
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 28 March 2018 16:41

The Bleeding Edge

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Richard Clarke reviews The Bleeding Edge, by Bob Hughes, New Internationalist 2016 A discussion paper published by the (left-leaning) Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) at the end of last year argues that automation ‘risks reproducing and amplifying existing inequalities within the economy.’ Some 44% of all jobs, (involving almost…
What can a Marxist approach tell us about science?
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 27 November 2017 15:42

What can a Marxist approach tell us about science?

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Richard Clarke considers how a dialectical methodology can help scientists ask the right questions. ‘Science’ and ‘scientific’ can mean at least three different things, including: 1) the ‘knowledge content’ of different disciplines (as in physics, chemistry, biology) about the universe; 2) the processes by which this understanding is acquired (the…
Alexander von Humbolt
Monday, 30 November 2015 16:35

Godless revolutionary: the life and work of Alexander von Humboldt

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John Green introduces the life of Alexander von Humboldt, the father of ecology who combined scientific investigation with a sense of high moral purpose.  It is doubtful that many of the participants at the recent Paris talks on climate change will have heard of Alexander von Humboldt. Yet he is…