Former student Flo Lines launches new podcast

Former MSc student Flo Llines tells us about the new podcast, Tales in the Anthropocene,that she has recently launched. This podcast is the culmination of a masters year spent thinking and reading about people in a time some call “the Anthropocene”. “Anthropo” refers to us, humans, and cene meaning “new”. The Anthropocene indicates the indelible mark that humansContinue reading “Former student Flo Lines launches new podcast”

A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles

By Scarlet Hall This blog post is a response to an exchange between people from Colombia and the UK who are seeking to challenge open-cast coal mining corporations. This exchange took place in County Durham and Newcastle on October 13-14th October. Scarlet was heavily involved in the Campaign to Protect Pont Valley for the firstContinue reading “A Hug in the Mist: ‘belief’, spirits and anti-mining struggles”

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?”