Monday, 19 March 2018

Cambridge Analytica's Big Data might not be "Deep Data" but it's still frightening

One of the distractions of the Cambridge Analytica story is to be found in its name. “Cambridge Analytica” just reeks..

By David Waywell

Friday, 16 March 2018

How a game of Russian Roulette gave us Trump

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By David Waywell

Monday, 5 March 2018

The problem with Donald Trump's jokes is that they're not funny

When first he sought the Republican nomination and then the presidency, Donald Trump’s use of humour was the standout – if not..

By David Waywell

Friday, 2 March 2018

Mute: Netflix gets original

Properly original science fiction invariably has the power to unsettle us in a way unlike any other form of fiction...

By David Waywell

Thursday, 22 February 2018

#NeverAgain... Until next time

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By David Waywell

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Winter Olympics are a joy to watch - especially for the neutral

It was the Dutch ski jumper with the barbershop-quartet moustache winning bronze that first made me understand why these Winter..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Our obsession with class and why it still matters

In the very first episode of Fawlty Towers, “A Touch of Class”, Torquay’s favourite hotelier indulges that very British love of judging a..

By David Waywell

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Trump's State of the Union speech doesn't really matter - here's why

All nations, at all times in history, are the products of human imagination. Even those nations given shape by nature..

By David Waywell

Monday, 22 January 2018

Does our media need science training?

Last week, the Channel 4 journalist, Cathy Newman, made headlines after receiving death threats as a result of her interview..

By David Waywell