Navigating Palestinian (in)visibility through film

By Mari Jones My dissertation findings will emerge from the analysis of two documentary films on women in Palestine, and will aim to discuss the political implications of film analysis as a research method. This blog post maps out the history of film use in Palestine more broadly and introduces the political philosophy of JacquesContinue reading “Navigating Palestinian (in)visibility through film”

Is Instagram a simulation of reality?

By Claudia Carter The focus of this piece is to examine and investigate how Jean Baudrillard’s work help us reimagine/rethink the world around us? Baudrillard’s theoretical orientations act to question reality and his concepts suggest that there is nothing, only illusions. He uses Disneyland as his example when discuss simulation because the fantasy it createsContinue reading “Is Instagram a simulation of reality?”

The habit of the commute

By Jonathan Davies For the employed city dweller, the daily commute is probably the most significant encounter with the wider urban environment. The commuter must negotiate temporal, spatial and social constructs whilst moving between home and work. Despite these engagements, this regular process soon becomes a mundane routine. The route and time to work becomesContinue reading “The habit of the commute”