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The Windup Girl

Every sci-fi nerd dreams at some point about owning a gorgeous, Japanese, android sex toy that is genetically engineered to satisfy their every whim. No!? Must be just me then. No wonder I enjoyed Paolo Bacigalupi’s biopunk, sci-fi thriller, The Windup Girl.

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Major Tom to ground control

The mighty genius of man has made steel and chemicals and computers and rockets and bundled these together to fire ourselves into space. The giant phalluses thunder up, unleasing gigawatts of power; shooting life into the void. Nobody has returned the same. As Dr Edgar Mitchell put it: “We went to the Moon as technicians; […]

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Playing for Change: “Stand By Me”

This is a video of street singers from around the world being recorded, overlaid and mixed with one another while singing “Stand By Me”. Truly inspirational and shines a bright light onto the key question of our times: what do we truly value? So turn up the speaker volume and go to widescreen!

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