places

Transversing time (zones) and space

Sitting on the train on the way home from work, a young woman sat down opposite me with no handbag, but she held in her hands two smartphones – one in each hand. One was a HTC and the other had a cover over it so I was unable to identify it. Clothed in a […]

Digging the dirt

We tend to think of digital technologies in pristine, clean, idealized terms. Much of the immediate allure of any newly purchased digital device stems from the shiny surfaces and smooth contours – an assemblage of tempered glass, brushed aluminum and toughened plastics. The fact that we continue to imagine digital devices in these ‘box fresh’ terms means that it […]