It’s hard to give a toss about language when you’re an English speaker. Because losing your language is not something you’ll ever have to worry about; thanks to the glory days of the British Empire. English is a dominant language – the third most common in the world. It’s a source of national pride –… Read more
Would it matter if Derren Brown faked a demonstration on one of his TV shows? If a sequence, presented as a legitimate science experiment, had been edited to deliberately mislead the viewer? Surely, that goes with the territory. He’s an illusionist and his shows should be treated as entertainment – they’re not meant to be… Read more
Derren Brown’s latest Channel 4 show, Apocalypse, appears to be the product of a magician who’s bored with what he does – at least on television. His increasingly formulaic shows now involve just one real ‘trick’ – that the person selected is acting under hypnosis and unaware of their role in a TV production. If… Read more
Bundled in alongside Bradley Wiggins and Nicola Adams you find some more toxic elements: support for the royal family, backing for the military and acceptance of England’s role as the dominant British nation.
One-by-one they took to the stage to hammer home a simple but powerful message – mainstream gaming is dead.
It’s sad that whenever we see a video of something like this, something inspirational or extraordinary or moving, that we have become conditioned to expect it to be fake.
Hans F Hansen is a one-man-brand. He is an explosion of new thinking. He is a philosopher, a guru, a politician; a radical feminist.
With just one sweaty finger you can wander around the virtual aisles of Apple’s App Store and choose from an infinite selection of digital bric-a-brac.