Cubism was born in Paris, but lived in modern perspective forever.
Oliver Iskandar Banks
Oliver Iskandar Banks is an undergraduate student. He studies philosophy and politics. When not writing or thinking about writing, he is usually found with his nose in a book. His interests span the humanities and social sciences. When devoid of reading material, he usually resorts to playing classical piano, having a crack at modern art, or cooking elaborate meals.
I carry a taste within me that swims through mash potatoes, undoes what a granma does, rejects grammar. I carry a taste within me of generations-distant genocide, a rogue flight because you […]
New laws might force Chinese companies out of American stock markets. But this isn’t just a Trumpian power play. Serious issues with transparency and a military threat to global stability underpin the move.
An ethically questionable megafund has taken a stake in sustainable oatmilk producer Oatly. But the implications of this for consumers and for the health of the brand are only positive. Green companies need to co-opt big money in order to be successful.
Cao Fei (b. 1976) is a multimedia artist born in Guangzhou. Characterised by Fine Art Multiple as an enfant terrible due to the eccentricity of her work, she is at the forefront […]
Tullio Crali is a fantastically undiscovered Italian artist, whose work dwells on the motor-eroticism of the twentieth century. This writer takes a look at his oeuvre, that spans seven decades and was shown for the first time in Britain earlier this year.
Keyboards may seem niche, but under lockdown, niche hobbies are on the rise. Parts are sold out everywhere online, and because there are only a few retailers that cater to the keyboard community, this completely restricts supply. In a world where so many of us are living half our lives through computers, many it seems have decided to treat their fingers to something nice.
The lockdown does not have to be a restriction to this freedom: it can present an opportunity. How many chances do we have to throw our routines out the window?
The ability to have fully-fleshed interactions with others, through a digital system that democratizes the relations between producer and consumer, would revolutionize modern society. Lockdowns like this would be a lot more bearable. But it may also fundamentally reshape the way that we organize ourselves.
Whilst the free flow of information is encouraged in democratic states to foster economic growth, under repressive regimes information is weaponized. If authoritarian propaganda has not already resulted in unnecessary deaths from COVID-19 indirectly, it will soon do so directly.