Is it possible for tech innovators to reimagine themselves as social entrepreneurs? If the digital economy is evolving towards the platform, can the platforms be democratised – co-owned by those who work for them and those who use them? An article for norDEV Magazine.
Mary’s Shelley’s great novel, published 200 years ago this month, retains a peculiar relevance, resonating with today’s hopes and fears for the possibilities opened by artificial intelligence (AI) and synthetic biology.
Helvetica may still be the only typeface to have starred in a movie. But another great European font, which turned 90 this year, has had a still more profound impact on the world’s visual culture. An excerpt from a feature on the cultural history of the typeface Futura I wrote for The New European.
An excerpt from a feature I wrote for issue 70 of The New European about a short-lived experiment with democratic socialism that took place in the Democratic Republic of Georgia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.